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Oct. 30 – WordPress and Trello Training (Oct. 30)

Oct. 30 – WordPress and Trello Training (Oct. 30)

We will be holding a one-hour training session on WordPress and Trello for all interested members and volunteers. WordPress Learn how to post articles and events on the website. Find out where to upload images and how to set them as featured images for posts. Learn where to find static pages and how to update…

A Networking Strategy for Introverts

A Networking Strategy for Introverts

Job hunting is challenging. Networking and informational interviews were foreign concepts to me when I started in the field and I broke into a sweat just thinking about them. However, I’ve found it to be the best way to find jobs that I love to do, especially since moving to Vancouver. I want to share…

Simon Abbott

Simon Abbott

Each month, Spotlights highlights a chapter member through an article about their accomplishments in the field and interesting facts about their life gained through an interview. This month, we are learning about Simon Abbott! After a lifetime working as a production manager and writer in the film and TV business, he combined his love of…

Chapter Council Meeting (Oct. 19)

Chapter Council Meeting (Oct. 19)

About This Meeting Chapter council meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month. The agenda includes committee and executive business, as well as volunteer and leadership training. Who Should Attend? All chapter members and volunteers, including non-member volunteers, are welcome to attend. Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013 General Business: 10:00 am PDT Executive Voting: 11:00 pm…

Something about ePublishing—Part 2

Something about ePublishing—Part 2

This is the second in a series of articles about Electronic Publishing (EPUB). What is EPUB? In her book EPUB Straight to the Point: Creating ebooks for the Apple iPad and other ereaders, Elizabeth Castro talks about the EPUB format. It is the most widely accepted format for ebooks today and is developed and maintained…

James Lamothe

James Lamothe

Each month, Spotlights highlights a chapter member through an article about their accomplishments in the field and interesting facts about their life gained through an interview. This month, we are learning about James Lamothe! James has been a technical writer for 20 years, mostly documenting software and telecommunication systems in Vancouver. After earning a B.A….

Instructional Design and Learning SIG Webinar

Instructional Design and Learning SIG Webinar

Upcoming Webinar 09/18/13 Becoming an eLearning Hero Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7153914484344805888 A common question a course creator asks is, “How can I make my eLearning more interactive?” It is a great question and the answer may not be as far away as you think. In this webinar, you will learn simple ways to analyze content and mold…

Something About ePublishing—Part 1

Something About ePublishing—Part 1

This is the first in what I hope is a series of articles about Electronic Publishing (EPUB). What is the difference between an ebook and a regular book?  In her book, “EPUB Straight to the Point: Creating ebooks for the Apple iPad and other ereaders,” Elizabeth Castro talks about how ebooks and print books overlap…

Classroom to Online: A Common Training Challenge

Classroom to Online: A Common Training Challenge

Business faces many training challenges. What style of training? What are the important topics? How much will it cost? Each question leads down another overwhelming rabbit hole. One of my clients is training engineers and scientists about technical writing principles. Previously, this was classroom training. However, the company’s many international offices make this type of…

Celebrate International Plain Language Day (Oct. 13)

PLAIN Language InterNational 20th Anniversary Conference in Vancouver October 2013

October 13, 2013, is a Sunday and follows on the heels of PLAIN2013, the 20th Anniversary conference of the Plain Language Association InterNational, which is being held in Vancouver, BC on October 10-13. Special Rate for STC Members expires August 31! Click the image to see a full-size version. Please join Conference attendees and presenters…

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