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Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: March 28 recap

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: March 28 recap

Victoria-area technical communicators came out thirsty for beer and conversation to Smiths Pub for the first quarterly Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café of 2018. It was a lively and free-flowing meeting where we got to know new people, settled on some topics for future meetings, and enjoyed some beer and socializing. Introductions: Much of the…

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: next meeting June 5, 2018

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: next meeting June 5, 2018

The next quarterly Tech Comm Café on Vancouver Island will meet on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to admin (at) stcwestcoast.ca. The March meeting was fun; we hope to see you at the next one. Location: Northern Quarter, 1724 Douglas St, Victoria, BC  Agenda…

Call for volunteers

Call for volunteers

We rely on volunteers to help run the chapter and organize events that create value for our members and the community of writers we serve. Your help is essential to providing services such as current job postings, our monthly e-newsletter, and webinars and in-person seminars and workshops with experts in our field. Whether you’re a…

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: March 14 recap; next meeting April 11

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: March 14 recap; next meeting April 11

This month’s meeting welcomed a variety of people: senior writers, including two who recently relocated to Vancouver; a recent graduate; and a student intern making a career change to technical writing. All shared their experiences and contributed different perspectives to the discussion. The “the.” Someone asked for help with a debate she’s having at work….

March 21, 2018 — Chapter Meeting

About This Meeting This is an all-hands meeting to discuss upcoming events, welcome all volunteers, and review the work that needs to be done to keep our chapter moving forward in serving our community of writers. If you want to find out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share, or would like to…

Chapter wins gold community achievement award.

Chapter wins gold community achievement award.

The STC Canada West Coast chapter has been honoured for its activities in 2017 with a Gold Achievement Award from the STC, the world’s leading organization for advancing technical communication. “It’s an honour that our chapter is being recognized for all our hard work and community engagement,” said Serena Beck, President of the chapter. “We…

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: next meeting March 28, 2018

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: next meeting March 28, 2018

The next meeting of the Tech Comm Café on Vancouver Island will take place on Wednesday, March 28. We’re getting together for a casual discussion and dinner from 6:30 to 8  p.m. If you’d like to join us, RSVP to admin (at) stcwestcoast.ca so we can save a place for you. Location: Smiths Pub, 777…

Spotlight: Misty Kadwell

Spotlight: Misty Kadwell

This month’s spotlight features Misty Kadwell, who has worked in technical communication since 1990, in industries ranging from high tech to heath care. Her many professional awards include the 1991/1992 STC Award of Excellence for the production of technical manuals. In this spotlight article, Misty discusses her career, her love of cooking, and the advice…

Webinar recording: Typography essentials

On February 20, 2018, past president Stephen Gauer hosted an enlightening webinar on the essentials of typography. View the webinar to learn how typography impacts the readability of written language. Stephen provides an overview of the history of typography, and covers various typographic concepts such as: typeface and font proportional vs monospace size and weight…

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: next meeting March 14

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: next meeting March 14

The next Tech Comm Café in the Vancouver area will meet on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from  6:30 to 8 p.m. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to admin (at) stcwestcoast.ca. Location: Allegro Café, Whole Foods Market, 510 West 8th Avenue at Cambie, Vancouver. The Allegro is the smaller coffee bar on the mezzanine…

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