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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…

Apr. 24 & 25 – Two-Day Mastering Policies and Procedures by Information Mapping® Canada

Apr. 24 & 25 – Two-Day Mastering Policies and Procedures by Information Mapping® Canada

Description Attention! Members and friends of STC Canada West Coast can receive a special promotional price—worth checking out! See “Promotion” below. The two-day Mastering Successful Policies and Procedures™ course teaches a topic-based authoring method appropriate for anyone who writes • policies, directives, and protocols • procedures and work instructions • process information • compliance documentation…

May 10 – Chapter Council Meeting

May 10 – Chapter Council Meeting

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. This is a great way to get to know and network…

Apr. 12 – Chapter Council Meeting

Apr. 12 – Chapter Council Meeting

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. This is a great way to get to know and network…

Mar. 18 – Translation and Localization for Technical Communicators with Lisa Pietrangeli

Mar. 18 – Translation and Localization for Technical Communicators with Lisa Pietrangeli

Description Translation and Localization for Technical Communicators: How Do Your Choices in Authoring Affect Translation? Decisions you make during content development affect the quality and consistency of the translated versions of your content. In this presentation, we will discuss practical information for improving your experience with translation and localization, including: Define translation, localization, internationalization, and…

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