Webinar event: typography essentials

Webinar event: typography essentials

Looking to brush up on your knowledge of typography or learn something new? Join STC Canada West Coast in February for a webinar that pairs practical typographic skills with a rich history of the discipline.

Run by Stephen Gauer, a senior technical writer with over 40 years of experience, this webinar benefits tech writers as well as anyone who works with documents and web pages.

“Every time we put words on a page or a screen we’re applying typographic principles – so we need to know what we’re doing,” says Stephen. “Good typography improves communication; bad typography degrades it.”

Key topics covered include the history and evolution of the alphabet; the Bauhaus movement and 20th century typography; typography terminology, concepts, and rules; and improving technical documents and web pages.

Webinar attendees can expect a passionate presentation from Stephen.

“I’ve been fascinated by typography ever since I took a course in graphic design at OCAD in Toronto back in 1989,” he says. “Typography is everywhere and has a long and fascinating history.”

The 45-minute webinar runs Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. via the free webinar tool JoinMe. The event is free for STC members, and $10 for non-members.

Stephen Gauer is a senior tech writer with more than 40 years of professional writing experience. His clients include banks, major utilities, government ministries, hi-tech startups, and small and medium-sized software companies. He has a BA in Communications from SFU and an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC.

Register by Monday, Feb. 19:

  • STC members—complete the form here.
  • STC non-members—complete the form here and pay via PayPal.

Instructions and a link for attending the webinar will be emailed to registrants one hour prior to the start time.

Rachelle Stein-Wotten credits her ability to work with a diversity of subject matter and in varied voices to more than five years of experience as a journalist and copy editor. She has a particular interest in writing and editing material related to clean tech and environmental concerns.

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