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Barry Shanko

This month in Spotlights, we are learning about Barry Shanko who started as an electronics technician moving into freelance science and technology writing then into technical writing. His freelance science writing has appeared in publications including space.com, Air and Space Smithsonian magazine and the Vancouver Board of Trade newspaper. As a technical writer, he’s produced…

Five Myths About Technical Writing And Why They Are Wrong

Five Myths About Technical Writing And Why They Are Wrong

Are you considering a career in Technical Communication? Have you told others about your interest in the field? Have you received a blank stare back? Have you heard: “…really? Is that what you want to do?” Let’s take a look at five myths about technical communication, and why they are wrong.   MYTH #1: Technical…

Apr. 17 – 2014 Print Futures Portfolio Show at Douglas College

Apr. 17 – 2014 Print Futures Portfolio Show at Douglas College

Community Event Announcement: The 21 students of the 2014 Print Futures Professional Writing Program are happy to announce that they will be showcasing their work at the 2014 Portfolio Show. At the same time, the graduating professional writers are sad that this will be the last Portfolio Show for the two-year diploma program. The program…

Being in the STC CWC Leadership (Part 2)

Having a vision of how you believe the chapter should serve its members – and being able to share this vision with others – make being a President easier. For instance, I worked my year as President around making sure we did all the activities required to earn a Community Achievement award – and we…

Being in the STC CWC Leadership (Part 1)

The chapter membership is in need of a volunteer to step up and fill the position of Vice President for the upcoming term 2014–2015. WIIFY? What’s In It For You? Why should you volunteer? Let me give you my perspective, having served as VP, then President and now Past President. I volunteered because I had…

Obituary: Emma C. Hamer, Conference Organizer

Emma C. Hamer, longtime chapter member, passed away March 21, 2014 after contracting a respiratory infection during her battle with cancer. In 2002 Emma helped organize “ShapeShifters”, an STC Region 7 Conference held in Vancouver, BC.

Apr. 15 – Annual General Meeting

Apr. 15 – Annual General Meeting

Invitation to Attend Dear Member, You are invited to attend the STC Canada West Coast’s annual general meeting. This meeting will immediately precede our professional development event on April 15, 2014. The agenda will include the president’s report, the treasurer’s report, and the election of directors for the 2014-2015 program year (June 1 to May…

Apr. 15 – Non-traditional Careers for Technical Communicators

Apr. 15 – Non-traditional Careers for Technical Communicators

Description This event focuses on developing careers in technical communication. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to a number of short presentations from seasoned technical communication professionals. Each presentation will be led by a subject-matter expert and will include a short Q&A: Eagranie Yuh: “From Manuals to Magazines.” Eagranie writes for magazines and newspapers,…

Volunteer Opportunities

We are current looking for more people to write articles for the website. If you would like to write something, but aren’t sure what to write about, here are some suggestions: How to sell technical writing to your employer Best website tools to build your own site How to maintain your network Training best practices:…

Christine Grimard

Christine Grimard

This month in Spotlights, we are learning about Christine Grimard! She is an experienced technical and business writer with extensive experience in customer service and call centre procedures, business plan production and marketing documentation. She has worked with small and large corporations, as well as new businesses and has a wealth of knowledge in the…

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