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An interview with privacy expert Cindy Oxenbury

An interview with privacy expert Cindy Oxenbury

On Saturday, October 15, 2016, STCCWC will welcome Cindy Oxenbury to present on privacy issues and protection. This presentation will surely change your mind when it comes to understanding privacy, while providing information on how to make intelligent decisions when it comes to sharing and guarding your personal information. Cindy is an expert on privacy regulations…

The basics of linking topics in Flare

Flare gives you several basic tools for grouping links to related topics. The most time-consuming method is manual — you create a Related Topics list of hyperlinks at the bottom of each topic page. To do this, type the heading, “Related topics”, then type each topic name and create a hyperlink to the appropriate page. The…

Coming October 15 – a look at privacy in the 21st century

In the digital age how private are your parts? This is the provocative question addressed by privacy expert Cindy Oxenbury at our October 15th speaker’s event. Privacy issues are in the news every day, from police using privacy legislation to avoid releasing information and doctors using personal mobile devices to capture images of anaesthetized patients…

Prizewinning videos highlight September’s kickoff presentation

  STC Canada Westcoast’s 2016-2017 Kick-off Presentation was hosted by Karen Rempel on September 10, 2016. This informative presentation featured winners from the video entry category of this year’s STC International Summit Awards. Karen explained the structure and purpose of the awards as well as the judging criteria. Judges based their decisions on a few key…

Tech Comm Café: Sept. 14 recap; next meeting Oct. 12

Tech Comm Café: Sept. 14 recap; next meeting Oct. 12

People who attended the Tech Comm Café on September 14 were in for a surprise. The restaurant where we’ve met regularly for over two years has closed its doors and been replaced by a construction site, resulting in some confused faces in the parking lot! However, we quickly reconvened on a nearby patio and enjoyed…

Spotlight: Mark Matsuno

In September’s Spotlight, we feature Mark Matsuno. Mark was the treasurer of STC Canada West Coast until June 2016 and had a pivotal role in organizing the chapter’s finances. He discusses his transition from translation to technical writing, and offers advice for new technical writers. Question: How did you get started in technical writing? Several…

How much does a tech writer need to know?

How much does a tech writer need to know?

There’s an interesting tension in technical writing between knowing and not knowing. Tom Johnson, who blogs at www.idratherbewriting.com, tackled this question in an article on learner perspective. This is my take on the question of how much tech writers need to know about their subject matter. Knowing everything about a software application that you’re documenting…

STC CWC appoints Gabriel Forbes as new Vancouver Island Coordinator

STC CWC appoints Gabriel Forbes as new Vancouver Island Coordinator

The STC Canada West Coast chapter is pleased to announce that Gabriel Forbes, a senior technical writer, will be promoting STC activities on Vancouver Island and the nearby islands as the new Vancouver Island Coordinator. Gabriel, currently with Reliable Controls in Victoria, has previously worked with Trimble, MDA, Sierra Systems, and Electronic Arts. “I got…

September 17 – all hands chapter collaboration meeting

September 17 – all hands chapter collaboration meeting

About This Collaboration 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 out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share, or would like to…

We’re showcasing top STC award winners on Sept 10

We’re showcasing top STC award winners on Sept 10

On Saturday, September 10, STC Canada West Coast chapter will hold an inspiring presentation of award-winning entries from this year’s STC International Summit Awards (ISA) competition. We kick off our 2016/2017 speaker series showcasing the very best in the technical communication field. Hosting this event is Karen Rempel. She is a former CWC chapter president…

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