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Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: July 11 recap; next meeting August 8, 2018

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: July 11 recap; next meeting August 8, 2018

This month we welcomed a smaller group for coffee and chat. Absentees were, presumably, either lounging on local beaches or holidaying in distant lands. However, the suggestion to skip the August meeting because of anticipated low attendance was met with horrified cries of “Of course not!” So, check below for details of that meeting. Two…

July 18, 2018 — Chapter Meeting

About This Meeting This is an all-hands meeting to discuss upcoming events, 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 want to find out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share, or would like to…

Victoria Tech Comm Café: July 25 Summer Social

Victoria Tech Comm Café: July 25 Summer Social

The next Tech Comm Café in Victoria is on Wednesday, July 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Our Summer Social is a chance to catch up with Victoria’s tech comm community. Everyone is welcome. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to admin (at) stcwestcoast.ca. Location: Glo Restaurant and Lounge, 104 – 2940 Jutland Rd., Victoria BC The…

Victoria Tech Comm Café: June 5 recap; next meeting July 25

Victoria Tech Comm Café: June 5 recap; next meeting July 25

Once again, some new faces turned out for the June 5 Tech Comm Café in Victoria. And, once again, the discussion was lively, varied, and long-lasting. We all cleaned our plates, drank our beer, and covered five topics at the busy Northern Quarter bar and music venue in downtown Victoria. Beyond Writing: We talked about…

Event report: Résumé tips, basics, and beyond

Renée McTavish is a technical writer and Certified Professional Résumé Writer™. On May 28, 2018, the STC Canada West Coast chapter held a webinar in which Renée shared tips on how technical writers can use résumés, LinkedIn, social media, and portfolios. Résumés Résumés focus on how the applicant’s skills match the employer’s needs. Résumés are…

June 27, 2018 — Chapter strategic planning meeting (online)

About This Meeting Every June, the chapter holds a special strategic planning meeting to set priorities and plan events, speakers, and initiatives for the coming year. This is your chance to contribute, and to meet the 2018-2019 board. Who Should Attend? All chapter members, volunteers, and non-member volunteers are welcome. This is a great way…

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: May 9 recap; next meeting July 11

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: May 9 recap; next meeting July 11

This month’s Tech Comm Café was a mix of new and old faces and covered a wide range of topics. Job lead. The meeting started with an interesting job lead put forward by one of our experienced freelancers. According to an article in The Editors’ Weekly, the Canadian government tenders $15 billion to $20 billion…

May 23, 2018 — Chapter Meeting

About This Meeting This is an all-hands meeting to discuss upcoming events, 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 want to find out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share, or would like to…

Webinar event: Résumé tips, basics, and beyond

Webinar event: Résumé tips, basics, and beyond

How do you write an effective résumé as a technical writer? What makes your résumé engaging and visually appealing to a client? How do you tailor your résumé for a job posting, or address a gap in your work history? These are some of the topics that Renée McTavish will be discussing during a 45-minute…

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: April 11 recap; next meeting May 9

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: April 11 recap; next meeting May 9

The theme of the April 11 Tech Comm Café was ethics. The conversation was lively, and participants shared many stories and ideas about ethical dilemmas in technical writing. Working for companies with questionable ethical practices. Financial considerations may force us to compromise our ethics, but some people had quit or refused jobs due to ethical…

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