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Jan 23, 2019 — 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…

Victoria Tech Comm Café: November 7 recap

Victoria Tech Comm Café: November 7 recap

Fire, Write the Docs, and Robots From across the room, the glinting, glossy, rock gas fireplace drew me in. I joined several fellow technical writers for a lovely chat about Write the Docs  and robots. Write the Docs is a free online community with excellent information for writers, users, developers, and “everyone.” Their all encompassing…

Victoria Tech Comm Café: Next meeting December 19

Victoria Tech Comm Café: Next meeting December 19

The next Tech Comm Café in Victoria is on Wednesday, December 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Victoria Pierogifest Holiday Social Sure. It’s a busy season. But there are some things that you just have to make time for. Things like dumplings. And beer. And fellow tech writers. Join us for STC Canada West Coast’s…

Jan. 19 Workshop: Creating Instructional Videos

Jan. 19 Workshop: Creating Instructional Videos

The STC Canada West Coast chapter is offering a hands-on workshop about creating instructional videos. Many companies use videos to inform customers about products and services. Videos can provide information more efficiently than printed or online text; users’ attention spans are shrinking, and time is at a premium. Customer support, marketing, and sales departments also…

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: Nov. 13 recap; next meeting Jan. 16, 2019

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café:  Nov. 13 recap; next meeting Jan. 16, 2019

The November 13 Tech Comm Café met at the Cactus Club Café on Kingsway in Burnaby. The change from our usual downtown coffee shop brought in new people from across the Lower Mainland so we had lots to talk about over dinner. As usual, we started with job-hunting and networking tips. Many people use LinkedIn…

Spotlight: Amruta Phansalker

Spotlight: Amruta Phansalker

This month’s Spotlight focuses on Amruta Phansalker. Amruta has been a technical writer for eight years. She has degrees in computer applications and human resources. Before moving to Canada in the spring of 2018, Amruta worked for a variety of software companies in India. What is your current position? I am currently working as a…

Nov 27, 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…

Spotlight: Rick Georg

Spotlight: Rick Georg

After 25 years as an adult educator, Rick Georg decided to listen to his heart and follow his passion for writing. When I met Rick at a Tech Comm Café, I wanted to explore why he decided to switch careers and how his previous work experience is helping him make that transition. What inspires you…

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: next meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: next meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

The next meeting of the Tech Comm Café in the Vancouver area will take place on Tuesday, November 13. This time we’re moving to a new day, new time, and new location. If you’d like to join us for casual conversation and dinner, RSVP by end of day on November 12 so we can save a…

Online Tech Comm Café recap: Oct. 17, 2018

Online Tech Comm Café recap: Oct. 17, 2018

On Wednesday 17 October, a group of technical writers dialed in to share industry perspectives at a virtual Tech Comm Café. The join.me software worked well, with the invitation link and agenda arriving efficiently an hour before the event. A simple click brought us together, with the option of adding webcams or photos to add…

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