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Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: March 28 recap

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: March 28 recap

Victoria-area technical communicators came out thirsty for beer and conversation to Smiths Pub for the first quarterly Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café of 2018. It was a lively and free-flowing meeting where we got to know new people, settled on some topics for future meetings, and enjoyed some beer and socializing. Introductions: Much of the…

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: next meeting June 5, 2018

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: next meeting June 5, 2018

The next quarterly Tech Comm Café on Vancouver Island will meet on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to admin (at) stcwestcoast.ca. The March meeting was fun; we hope to see you at the next one. Location: Northern Quarter, 1724 Douglas St, Victoria, BC  Agenda…

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: March 14 recap: next meeting April 11, 2018

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: March 14 recap: next meeting April 11, 2018

This month’s meeting welcomed a variety of people: senior writers, including two who recently relocated to Vancouver; a recent graduate; and a student intern making a career change to technical writing. All shared their experiences and contributed different perspectives to the discussion. The “the.” Someone asked for help with a debate she’s having at work….

March 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…

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…

Webinar Recording: Lessons Learned from the 2017 Summit

Webinar Recording: Lessons Learned from the 2017 Summit

STC West Coast Chapter’s first online webinar covered a summary of what president Serena Beck learned from the first STC Summit she attended: “Lessons Learned from the 2017 STC Summit.” The webinar took place on October 24, 2017. In her webinar you can listen to her summary from 7 different speaker sessions that she attended…

Event Report: The secrets of successful freelancing

Event Report: The secrets of successful freelancing

Stephen Gauer’s webinar on November 22 provided chapter members and other attendees an informative overview of the freelance technical writing business, based on his own experience. Stephen has been a professional writer for 40 years, and a freelance trainer, writer, and technical writer for 25 years. What is a freelancer? Freelancers are self-employed writers who…

November 14, 2017 — 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. We’ll also discuss and decide on our budget for the next year. If you want to out what’s happening,…

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: Oct. 11 recap; next meeting Nov. 8

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: Oct. 11 recap; next meeting Nov. 8

This month’s meeting started with a work-related dilemma: how do you convince busy team leaders to delegate work? Some say it’s easier to do everything themselves. They know the work will be done right and on time, and they don’t have to take time out of their busy day to train and monitor a new…

October 21, 2017 — 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. We’ll also discuss and decide on our budget for the next year. If you want to out what’s happening,…

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