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September 6 – Chapter Council Meeting

September 6 – Chapter Council Meeting

About This Meeting Chapter council meetings are typically held on the second Saturday of the month (subject to change based on everyone’s availability!). 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…

Next STC Tech Comm Café: Sept. 10, 2014

Next STC Tech Comm Café: Sept. 10, 2014

STC Canada West Coast is pleased to continue its popular coffee-and-chat meetings, with the next one scheduled for Wednesday, September 10. The Tech Comm Café provides networking opportunities, job leads, answers to work-related dilemmas, and the camaraderie that gives a burst of professional energy to keep you motivated. We discuss technical writing tools and techniques,…

Volunteering: A Great Way to Start Your Technical Writing Career

Volunteering: A Great Way to Start Your Technical Writing Career

One of the challenges of finding work in technical writing is that many posted positions require at least three years of experience. Building up experience through volunteer work is a key way of breaking into the field. It will also help you develop a portfolio. When I started thinking about putting together a portfolio, I…

STC Canada West Coast Revives Monthly Coffee Meetings

STC Canada West Coast Revives Monthly Coffee Meetings

A small but enthusiastic group of technical writers attended the recent reboot of a popular monthly gathering, the Tech Comm Café, formerly the Consultants and Independent Contractors group (CIC). On July 9 we met to snack, socialize, and, most importantly, discuss the technical communication scene in our area. One of the first orders of business…

STC Tech Comm Café

STC Tech Comm Café

STC Tech Comm Café STC Canada West Coast is pleased to bring back the informal coffee meetings after a year-long hiatus! Description We welcome anyone who’s interested in technical communication — contractor, in-house, student, career-changer, or recruiter. We’ll discuss job leads, technical writing tools and techniques, career planning, portfolios, and anything else related to working as…

STC Tech Comm Café

STC Tech Comm Café

STC Tech Comm Café STC Canada West Coast is pleased to bring back the informal coffee meetings after a year-long hiatus! Description We welcome anyone who’s interested in technical communication — contractor, in-house, student, career-changer, or recruiter. We’ll discuss job leads, technical writing tools and techniques, career planning, portfolios, and anything else related to working as…

July 19 – Chapter Council Meeting

July 19 – 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…

STC Summit 2014

STC Summit 2014

I wanted to outline my experience at Summit to give others an idea of what it’s like if they have never had a chance to attend. Hopefully it will entice you go one year, although, it’s hoped we can find a way to bring some of the Summit sessions to you in the future! The…

June 21 – Strategic Planning Session

June 21 – Strategic Planning Session

About This Meeting This is the first council meeting of the 2014–2015 program year. In this meeting we will discuss the events and projects for the year. It’s a chance to meet the new executive and help us plan the upcoming year. Who Should Attend? We encourage all chapter members and volunteers, including non-member volunteers,…

Being in the STC CWC Leadership (Part 2)

Having a vision of how you believe the chapter should serve its members – and being able to share this vision with others – make being a President easier. For instance, I worked my year as President around making sure we did all the activities required to earn a Community Achievement award – and we…

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