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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….

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: next meeting March 28, 2018

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: next meeting March 28, 2018

The next meeting of the Tech Comm Café on Vancouver Island will take place on Wednesday, March 28. We’re getting together for a casual discussion and dinner from 6:30 to 8  p.m. If you’d like to join us, RSVP to admin (at) stcwestcoast.ca so we can save a place for you. Location: Smiths Pub, 777…

Webinar recording: Typography essentials

On February 20, 2018, past president Stephen Gauer hosted an enlightening webinar on the essentials of typography. View the webinar to learn how typography impacts the readability of written language. Stephen provides an overview of the history of typography, and covers various typographic concepts such as: typeface and font proportional vs monospace size and weight…

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: next meeting March 14

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: next meeting March 14

The next Tech Comm Café in the Vancouver area will meet on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from  6:30 to 8 p.m. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to admin (at) stcwestcoast.ca. Location: Allegro Café, Whole Foods Market, 510 West 8th Avenue at Cambie, Vancouver. The Allegro is the smaller coffee bar on the mezzanine…

Second online TCC recap — to wear or not wear the company T-shirt in public?

Second online TCC recap — to wear or not wear the company T-shirt in public?

At our second online Tech Comm Café on January 10, 2018, eight writers from all over the province curled up in the comfort of their homes for our coffee chat. Our most entertaining conversation was our discussion about wearing company T-shirts or other freebees we receive from companies such as socks. Most of us wore…

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…

January 17, 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 out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share, or would like to know…

Webinar Recording: Lessons Learned from the 2017 Summit

Webinar Recording: Lessons Learned from the 2017 Summit

STC West Coast Chapter’s first online webinar covered a summary of what president Serena Beck learned from the first STC Summit she attended: “Lessons Learned from the 2017 STC Summit.” The webinar took place on October 24, 2017. In her webinar you can listen to her summary from 7 different speaker sessions that she attended…

Event Report: The secrets of successful freelancing

Event Report: The secrets of successful freelancing

Stephen Gauer’s webinar on November 22 provided chapter members and other attendees an informative overview of the freelance technical writing business, based on his own experience. Stephen has been a professional writer for 40 years, and a freelance trainer, writer, and technical writer for 25 years. What is a freelancer? Freelancers are self-employed writers who…

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: Nov. 8 recap; next meeting online Jan. 10, 2018

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: Nov. 8 recap; next meeting online Jan. 10, 2018

November’s meeting began with a surprise: our regular meeting place was closed for a special event. We found another coffee shop around the corner instead. For the benefit of some new people who weren’t familiar with local STC activities, we discussed recent face-to-face presentations on API documentation, Flare, personality differences in the workplace, and privacy…

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