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Tech Comm Café: Aug. 10 recap; next meeting Sept. 14

Tech Comm Café: Aug. 10 recap; next meeting Sept. 14

The Tech Comm Café met on August 10, 2016, for an informative discussion of current topics of interest to the technical writing community. One person who attended is an active volunteer with another group. We discussed the challenges that are common to many professional associations nowadays: it’s hard to maintain membership, attendance, and volunteer numbers…

Karen Rempel presents STC award winners

Karen Rempel presents STC award winners

The Canada West Coast chapter kicks off its 2016/2017 speaker series with a presentation of the 2016 STC International Summit award winners, featuring the best work by technical communicators in print, web, and video from the US, Italy, and Israel. Karen Rempel (shown left), the 2016 STC International Summit Awards Competition Judging Manager and a…

Tech Comm Café: July 13 recap; next meeting Aug. 10

Tech Comm Café: July 13 recap; next meeting Aug. 10

The Tech Comm Café met on July 13, 2016, for an informative discussion of work-related dilemmas. It was great to see experienced, working technical writers brainstorming to generate fresh ideas. Skill levels: How do employers and writers define junior, intermediate, and senior writers? Generally, junior writers have less than two years of experience, intermediates have…

August 20 – All-hands chapter collaboration meeting

About This Collaboration Meeting This is an all-hands meeting to discuss upcoming events and seminars, 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 are interested in finding out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share,…

Strategic Planning Meeting Recap

Strategic Planning Meeting Recap

Board members, coordinators and volunteers met on Saturday, June 11, at our boardroom location at Vancity in East Vancouver for the chapter’s annual strategic planning meeting. I presented what I see as major themes for the year – Focus, Communicate, Engage, and Share. I will expand on these themes in a post coming a little…

Tech Comm Café: June 8 recap; next meeting July 13

Tech Comm Café: June 8 recap; next meeting July 13

The Tech Comm Café met on June 8 at BG Urban Café in Burnaby for an engaging talk about technical writing and communication. The group was large enough to have a lively discussion, yet small enough that we could hear everyone clearly amidst the café’s background noise. The group was diverse professionally and in experience….

July 16 – 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…

June 11 – Strategic Planning Meeting

June 11 – Strategic Planning Meeting

Every June the chapter holds a special strategic planning meeting to set priorities and plan events, speakers, and initiatives for the coming year. This is your chance to contribute, and to meet the 2016-2017 board, including Stephen Gauer, the new chapter president, and Beverlee Bishundayal, the new chapter treasurer. We’ll meet in the ground-floor boardroom…

April 23 – AGM and All Hands Chapter Collaboration Meeting

Strategic Planning 2015

About the AGM STC Canada West Coast chapter officers hold office from June 1 to May 31 each year. At the April 23, 2016, annual general meeting, we’ll be holding elections to fill these positions for the coming year. The current Vice-President, Stephen Gauer, will move into the President’s role on June 1. The current…

National editors’ conference coming to Vancouver in June

The 2016 Editors Canada national conference is coming to the Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites in Vancouver, June 10 to 12. Editors Canada (formerly EAC, the Editors’ Association of Canada) is the national organization that promotes professional editing as key to producing effective communication. Its 1,500 members work with individuals and organizations in the corporate,…

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