Spotlights

Spotlight: Gabriel Forbes

Spotlight: Gabriel Forbes

In December’s Spotlight, we feature Vancouver Island’s Gabriel Forbes. He currently serves as the STC Canada West Coast chapter Coordinator for Vancouver Island. A senior technical writer who boasts a wide array of in-depth experience and leadership insight, Gabriel has worked with Trimble, MDA, and Sierra Systems, and is now with Victoria’s Reliable Controls. STC…

Spotlight: Mark Matsuno

In September’s Spotlight, we feature Mark Matsuno. Mark was the treasurer of STC Canada West Coast until June 2016 and had a pivotal role in organizing the chapter’s finances. He discusses his transition from translation to technical writing, and offers advice for new technical writers. Question: How did you get started in technical writing? Several…

Spotlight: Pam Drucker

Pam Drucker

In our August spotlight, we feature Pam Drucker, a long-time STC Canada West Coast volunteer and board member. Pam was president of the chapter in 2011/2012 and most recently served as an advisor to the board before resigning in June. She shares her experience as well as what STC means to her. Question: Did you…

Spotlight: Stephen Gauer

Stephen Gauer at his desk

In April’s Spotlight, we feature Stephen Gauer, current Vice-President at STC Canada West Coast. He is a senior technical writer who also has experience as a newspaper reporter, playwright, and author. He recently moved to Vancouver from Toronto, and we look forward to him sharing his knowledge and experience with us at STC Canada West…

Spotlight: Karen Rempel

Spotlight: Karen Rempel

Karen Rempel has been a successful technical writing consultant in Vancouver for over 20 years. She’s been an active member of the STC since 1994 and served as President of the CWC chapter from 2008 to 2009. Question (Q): What’s the most interesting project you’ve worked on? Answer (A): I absolutely loved a project I…

Spotlight: Bridget Greenwood

Spotlight: Bridget Greenwood

In September’s Spotlight, we feature Bridget Greenwood, a recent technical writing graduate and volunteer webmaster for the STC Canada West Coast Chapter. In this interview, Bridget discusses her love of the written word, and her background in newspaper production. Question: What did you want to be when you were growing up? When I was a…

Spotlight: Lois Patterson

An avid STC West Coast chapter participant since 1999, current Technical Publications Manager Lois Patterson is this month’s featured writer. Her endless enthusiasm for this profession, curiosity and constant desire to learn from everyone, and advice for beginner to advanced technical writers make her a sought after expert in this field. Lois most recently gave a…

Spotlight: Moise Potie

Spotlight: Moise Potie

In May’s spotlight, we feature dedicated STC volunteer and technical writer Moise Potie. Moise is a valued contributor to the STC Canada West Coast, bringing an enthusiasm for his profession and willingness to contribute as our Communications Manager and chapter Secretary. Question: What inspired you to become a technical writer? My mom was a technical…

Spotlight: Heather Sommerville

In April’s spotlight, we feature Heather Sommerville, a senior technical editor, STC Associate Fellow, and active member of the STC Canada West Coast Chapter. In this interview, Heather discusses how she came to the profession of technical communication. She also shares her experiences working on different projects, and offers some tips to aspiring technical writers. Question: How…

Spotlight: Jenny Nelson

Spotlight: Jenny Nelson

In January’s spotlight, we feature Jenny Nelson, an experienced technical writer, and an active member of the STC Alberta chapter for over 10 years. In 2016, when she relocates to Victoria, she will join the STC Westcoast chapter. In this interview, Jenny shares her experiences, and offers some tips to aspiring technical writers. Question: How…

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