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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…

Mar. 8 – Chapter Council Meeting

Mar. 8 – 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…

Resume Tips

Resume Tips

Standing out in a crowd can be challenging. Creating a résumé that stands out can be even more challenging. Here are 10 tips for creating a résumé to help you get noticed in the job market. Put your name and contact information in the top right corner of the page. Why? When a recruiter or hiring…

Linda Farnworth

Linda Farnworth

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 Linda Farnworth! Linda has spent much of her career as an Information Officer in the provincial government. Her love of explaining complicated legislation…

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