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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…

March 19 – How the foundation for technical communication can lead to business analysis

March 19 – How the foundation for technical communication can lead to business analysis

Event Description ***Seating limited to 20; please register soon*** It can happen to the best of us. From our earnest beginnings as technical writers, over time we progress to power users in our organizations. Various departments recognize us as the “go-to” person – we wrote the manuals, so that makes us experts, right? And so…

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: Feb. 18 recap

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: Feb. 18 recap

At the second Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café, attendees enjoyed an evening of sizzling Indian food and great conversation. We discussed which tools we use for writing. More than half of us at the meeting use Madcap Flare; the rest use FrameMaker or Microsoft Word. Flare has a 30-day trial and you can receive technical…

February 27 – All Hands Chapter Collaboration Meeting

February 27 – 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, or would like to…

January 30 – All Hands Chapter Collaboration Meeting

January 30 – 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, or would like to…

November 21 – Learn to write API documentation

November 21 – Learn to write API documentation

Event Description ***Limited seats remaining; please register soon*** The hottest jobs in the lower mainland are asking us more and more for the following skill: API writing. The talent pool may be self-taught; post secondary institution offerings on this skill are slim to none. While there seems to be an abundance of those types of tech…

November 7 – All Hands Chapter Collaboration Meeting

November 7 – 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, or would like…

October 24 – How to Create and Deliver Effective Presentations

October 24 – How to Create and Deliver Effective Presentations

Event Description Technical writing may same seem like an introverted profession, but there can be a high degree of person-to-person engagement. The sharper your ability to verbally communicate, the more likely you are to succeed in your profession. Your résumé and interview are extensions of a presentation. Regardless if you have experience or not, if…

September 8 – FREE live webinar, courtesy of Joe Welinske

September 8 – FREE live webinar, courtesy of Joe Welinske

Joe Welinske of Writer’s UA has kindly offered us a free webinar on Tuesday, September 8th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm on concise writing tips. He’ll leave the last 20 minutes or so of the presentation for questions and answers. Please rsvp to president@stcwestcoast.ca if you plan on attending. I will send your email address to Joe,…

September 19 – All Hands Chapter Collaboration Meeting

September 19 – 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, or would like to…

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