Spotlights

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…

Spotlight: Autumn Jonssen

Spotlight: Autumn Jonssen

This month’s Spotlight article introduces this year’s STC-CWC president, Autumn Jonssen! Autumn is an instructional designer with a background in technical communication. She is currently a curriculum developer at a private college in Surrey, BC. She has worked on a number of programs for the health care industry as well as a few in the…

Serena Beck

Serena Beck

In 2012, Serena Beck received her Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC)™ designation. She has been a technical writer for 10 years at Haemonetics Corporation. She has had magazine articles published in STC Intercom, Alberta Venture, and Running Room Magazine. Question: What was the most interesting project you’ve ever worked on? Answer: My current project –…

Joel Basart

Joel Basart

In October’s spotlight, we feature Joel Basart, an experienced technical writer who entered the field with a background in programming. In this interview, he discusses his transition to a career in technical communications. Question: How did you come to the field of technical writing? What made you interested in the profession?  Answer: I have always…

Catherine Girczyc

Catherine Girczyc

In September’s spotlight, we feature Catherine Girczyc, a senior technical writer who also pursues creative work, writing for television and prose markets. She is currently working as a senior technical writer for Western Union Business Solutions, producing software manuals and HTML5 responsive online help for phone, tablet and browser use. Catherine is also a long…

Barry Shanko

This month in Spotlights, we are learning about Barry Shanko who started as an electronics technician moving into freelance science and technology writing then into technical writing. His freelance science writing has appeared in publications including space.com, Air and Space Smithsonian magazine and the Vancouver Board of Trade newspaper. As a technical writer, he’s produced…

Christine Grimard

Christine Grimard

This month in Spotlights, we are learning about Christine Grimard! She is an experienced technical and business writer with extensive experience in customer service and call centre procedures, business plan production and marketing documentation. She has worked with small and large corporations, as well as new businesses and has a wealth of knowledge in the…

Linda Farnworth

Linda Farnworth

Each month, Spotlights highlights a chapter member through an article about their accomplishments in the field and interesting facts about their life gained through an interview. This month, we are learning about Linda Farnworth! Linda has spent much of her career as an Information Officer in the provincial government. Her love of explaining complicated legislation…

Dana Fujikawa

Dana Fujikawa

This month we are spotlighting Dana Fujikawa who is a former software engineer turned technical writer and now operates his own freelance technical writing business: Essential Instructions Inc. Prior to freelancing, Dana built his technical writing experience at Electronic Arts Canada where he created comprehensive programming guides for internal animation technology. His role later included end…

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