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Feb 20, 2019 — 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…

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: Jan. 16 recap; next meeting March 13

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: Jan. 16 recap; next meeting March 13

We managed to find a quieter corner in a restaurant that’s known for its large echoing rooms and loud atmosphere as well as for its good food. We didn’t quite have to shout to be heard, but the group was large enough that each half of the table had its own separate conversations going on….

Infographics and beyond: visualizing data, processes, and abstract ideas while avoiding confusion

Infographics and beyond: visualizing data, processes, and abstract ideas while avoiding confusion

Visual content should be an integral part of business communications. Most people are overloaded with written communications that they have no time to read. Research shows that most of the information transmitted to the brain is visual, and people process visuals much faster than text. After three days, visuals have 50% message retention, compared to…

Seven students are 2019 membership award recipients

Seven students are 2019 membership award recipients

  The STC Canada West Coast chapter is excited to announce that seven technical writing students received a 2019 STC student membership award. This is a new record! This is the largest number of applications and recipients yet. This year is also the 40th anniversary of our chapter. Therefore, I think 2019 is going to…

Victoria Tech Comm Café: next meeting February 6th

Victoria Tech Comm Café: next meeting February 6th

The next Tech Comm Café in Victoria is on Wednesday, February 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. We’re going to talk about video. Share your experience with video. What works? What doesn’t? What are limitations? What’s a great example? Come prepared to share what you know or what you’ve done. Everyone is welcome, but only…

Jan 23, 2019 — 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…

Victoria Tech Comm Café: Next meeting December 19

Victoria Tech Comm Café: Next meeting December 19

The next Tech Comm Café in Victoria is on Wednesday, December 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Victoria Pierogifest Holiday Social Sure. It’s a busy season. But there are some things that you just have to make time for. Things like dumplings. And beer. And fellow tech writers. Join us for STC Canada West Coast’s…

Jan. 19 Workshop: Creating Instructional Videos

Jan. 19 Workshop: Creating Instructional Videos

The STC Canada West Coast chapter is offering a hands-on workshop about creating instructional videos. Many companies use videos to inform customers about products and services. Videos can provide information more efficiently than printed or online text; users’ attention spans are shrinking, and time is at a premium. Customer support, marketing, and sales departments also…

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: Nov. 13 recap; next meeting Jan. 16, 2019

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café:  Nov. 13 recap; next meeting Jan. 16, 2019

The November 13 Tech Comm Café met at the Cactus Club Café on Kingsway in Burnaby. The change from our usual downtown coffee shop brought in new people from across the Lower Mainland so we had lots to talk about over dinner. As usual, we started with job-hunting and networking tips. Many people use LinkedIn…

Nov 27, 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…

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