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October 21, 2017 — 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. We’ll also discuss and decide on our budget for the next year. If you want to out what’s happening,…

Tech Comm Café: Sept. 13 recap; next meeting Oct. 11

Tech Comm Café: Sept. 13 recap; next meeting Oct. 11

Our first online Tech Comm Café was a great success. The Vancouver-area and Vancouver Island groups, separated by 110 kilometres and the Strait of Georgia, met jointly online on Sept. 13. We had an excellent turnout and a lively discussion that extended half an hour beyond the scheduled time, ending only when the host had…

STC Canada West Coast chapter offers sponsorship of 10 student memberships

STC Canada West Coast chapter offers sponsorship of 10 student memberships

In 2017, the STC Canada West Coast chapter awarded 6 students an STC membership. For 2018, the Society for Technical Communication (STC) Canada West Coast chapter is pleased to cover the $65 (US) annual STC student membership fee for up to 10 post-secondary students in British Columbia. To be eligible, students must provide proof of…

Webinar event: Lessons learned from the 2017 STC summit

Webinar event: Lessons learned from the 2017 STC summit

Have you always wondered what it would be like to attend an STC summit? Want to learn about the topics presented at the May 2016 Summit in Washington? Do you have questions about the STC summit? The STC Canada West Coast chapter is proud to present our first webinar “Lessons Learned from the 2017 STC…

Webinar event: the secrets of successful freelancing

Webinar event: the secrets of successful freelancing

On November 22, Stephen Gauer, past president of the STC, will present a 40-minute webinar sharing everything he’s learned about freelancing since launching his own company, Gauer Consulting, in the early 1990s. He’ll explore the key steps to launching a successful freelance career as a tech writer, with particular emphasis on the most difficult part…

Event report: 2017 BCIT Technical Writing Alumni Lunch

Event report: 2017 BCIT Technical Writing Alumni Lunch

The 2017 BCIT Technical Writing Alumni Lunch, which was held on September 16th, started with a panel discussion on Communication for a Complex World. The panel featured three STC Canada West Coast chapter executive members: Serena Beck (chapter president), Stephen Gauer (chapter past president), and Beverlee Bishundayal (chapter secretary/treasurer). There were 35 attendees, including students,…

Sept 19, 2017 — Chapter Meeting

About This Meeting This is an online chapter meeting to discuss upcoming events, welcome all volunteers, and review the work that needs to be done to continue to add value for 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 know…

First time summit attendee summary

I attended STC’s 64th Annual STC Summit “Gain the Edge to Get Results” in Washington, DC from May 7th to 10th, 2017. As a first time summit attendee, I gained a wealth of knowledge that I’m happy to share with my fellow chapter members and coworkers. It was an amazing and well organized conference. I…

What is an instructional designer?

What is an instructional designer?

What is instructional design? Instructional design is the development of education materials, content, and delivery modes. Analysis of learner needs is an important initial stage, as is the identification of desired learning outcomes. Education technology is highly viable – you’ll hear terms like LX (learner experience) and LMS (learning management system) drawing from everything from…

President’s message

President’s message

Summer is slowly slipping away. I try to capture and savour every last sip of it. The air is less humid. The evening air has a note of fall crispness. I already saw one yellow leaf fall off the fig tree in my backyard. I’ll miss swimming in the ocean, staying on the beach until…

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