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STC CWC announces new leadership incentive program

STC CWC announces new leadership incentive program

With our Annual General Meeting just around the corner on April 23, I’m pleased to announce our new leadership incentive program. Our chapter has been successful for over thirty years because of our dedicated membership and strong base of volunteers who collaborate to provide tech comm cafés, information interviews, blog articles, and professional development events….

Volunteers: New Opportunity for Vancouver Island-based Writers!

Volunteers: New Opportunity for Vancouver Island-based Writers!

The STC CWC proudly announces a new volunteer position specially created to support our technical communicators living on Vancouver Island and nearby islands. What’s in it for you? The satisfaction in knowing that you helped bring together technical communicators and information experience experts in your community for the purpose of creating a mutually beneficial and supportive local…

Volunteers: Exciting New Term Positions Available!

Volunteers: Exciting New Term Positions Available!

The STC Canada West Coast chapter relies on the participation of several volunteers to help provide our membership and community of writers with the various events that are scheduled throughout the year, Without your involvement, we would not be able to provide the following services: Send hot-off-the-press job postings to your inbox. Publish Coast Lines, a…

Call for nominations

Call for nominations

STC Canada West Coast chapter officers hold office from June 1 to May 31 each year. At the April 25, 2015, annual general meeting, we’ll be holding elections to fill these roles for the coming year. In particular, we’re actively seeking members in good standing to put their names forward for the position of Vice-President,…

Volunteers Needed at Word Vancouver, Sept. 28, 2014

Volunteers Needed at Word Vancouver, Sept. 28, 2014

The STC Canada West Coast chapter will participate this year at Word Vancouver (formerly Word on the Street), an annual festival celebrating reading, literacy, print, language, and writing of all kinds. The STC booth will show the sometimes invisible face of technical communication to the general public. We’re looking for volunteers to staff the booth,…

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…

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…

Being in the STC CWC Leadership (Part 1)

The chapter membership is in need of a volunteer to step up and fill the position of Vice President for the upcoming term 2014–2015. WIIFY? What’s In It For You? Why should you volunteer? Let me give you my perspective, having served as VP, then President and now Past President. I volunteered because I had…

Volunteer Opportunities

We are current looking for more people to write articles for the website. If you would like to write something, but aren’t sure what to write about, here are some suggestions: How to sell technical writing to your employer Best website tools to build your own site How to maintain your network Training best practices:…

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