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Spotlight: Misty Kadwell

Spotlight: Misty Kadwell

This month’s spotlight features Misty Kadwell, who has worked in technical communication since 1990, in industries ranging from high tech to heath care. Her many professional awards include the 1991/1992 STC Award of Excellence for the production of technical manuals. In this spotlight article, Misty discusses her career, her love of cooking, and the advice…

Webinar recording: Typography essentials

On February 20, 2018, past president Stephen Gauer hosted an enlightening webinar on the essentials of typography. View the webinar to learn how typography impacts the readability of written language. Stephen provides an overview of the history of typography, and covers various typographic concepts such as: typeface and font proportional vs monospace size and weight…

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: next meeting March 14

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: next meeting March 14

The next Tech Comm Café in the Vancouver area will meet on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from  6:30 to 8 p.m. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to admin (at) stcwestcoast.ca. Location: Allegro Café, Whole Foods Market, 510 West 8th Avenue at Cambie, Vancouver. The Allegro is the smaller coffee bar on the mezzanine…

How to hire a technical writer

How to hire a technical writer

Why hire a technical writer? In any business, a technical writer can enhance your communications, both printed and online, and make sure that they reflect your best thinking and best practices. A skilled technical writer understands audience, both internal and external, and the way content and format work together to improve communication, productivity, and effectiveness…

February 21, 2018 — Chapter Meeting

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

Second online TCC recap — to wear or not wear the company T-shirt in public?

Second online TCC recap — to wear or not wear the company T-shirt in public?

At our second online Tech Comm Café on January 10, 2018, eight writers from all over the province curled up in the comfort of their homes for our coffee chat. Our most entertaining conversation was our discussion about wearing company T-shirts or other freebees we receive from companies such as socks. Most of us wore…

Webinar event: typography essentials

Webinar event: typography essentials

Looking to brush up on your knowledge of typography or learn something new? Join STC Canada West Coast in February for a webinar that pairs practical typographic skills with a rich history of the discipline. Run by Stephen Gauer, a senior technical writer with over 40 years of experience, this webinar benefits tech writers as…

Plunge into 2018

Plunge into 2018

It’s a new year and with it comes a plethora of personal and professional goals and opportunities. This is the year to challenge. Don’t be afraid to try. Perhaps, this is even the year that you volunteer as a leader with the STC Canada West Coast! I started off my new year by taking part…

January 17, 2018 — Chapter Meeting

About This 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 know…

Spotlight: Angela Wiens

Spotlight: Angela Wiens

In January’s Spotlight, we feature Angela Wiens. The founder of Meridian Communications Inc., a technical communication consultancy, and an established yoga teacher, Angela has over two decades of experience in the technical communication industry and has worked for various domains, such as healthcare, software, and construction. Angela shares her experience as an employee and a…

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