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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…

Aug 15, 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: 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…

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…

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…

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: March 28 recap

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: March 28 recap

Victoria-area technical communicators came out thirsty for beer and conversation to Smiths Pub for the first quarterly Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café of 2018. It was a lively and free-flowing meeting where we got to know new people, settled on some topics for future meetings, and enjoyed some beer and socializing. Introductions: Much of the…

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: next meeting June 5, 2018

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: next meeting June 5, 2018

The next quarterly Tech Comm Café on Vancouver Island will meet on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to admin (at) stcwestcoast.ca. The March meeting was fun; we hope to see you at the next one. Location: Northern Quarter, 1724 Douglas St, Victoria, BC  Agenda…

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: March 14 recap: next meeting April 11, 2018

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: March 14 recap: next meeting April 11, 2018

This month’s meeting welcomed a variety of people: senior writers, including two who recently relocated to Vancouver; a recent graduate; and a student intern making a career change to technical writing. All shared their experiences and contributed different perspectives to the discussion. The “the.” Someone asked for help with a debate she’s having at work….

March 21, 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…

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