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Spotlight: Jenn Murphy

Spotlight: Jenn Murphy

Jenn Murphy became a technical communicator on the job, when her responsibilities at GT Hiring Solutions expanded to include technical documentation and training. She’s currently enrolled in the Technical Communication Certificate program at Simon Fraser University and has been enjoying applying her new skills at work. In this spotlight article, Jenn discusses her nonlinear path…

Spotlight: Misty Kadwell

Spotlight: Misty Kadwell

This month’s spotlight features Misty Kadwell, who has worked in technical communication since 1990, in industries ranging from high tech to heath care. Her many professional awards include the 1991/1992 STC Award of Excellence for the production of technical manuals. In this spotlight article, Misty discusses her career, her love of cooking, and the advice…

Spotlight: Angela Wiens

Spotlight: Angela Wiens

In January’s Spotlight, we feature Angela Wiens. The founder of Meridian Communications Inc., a technical communication consultancy, and an established yoga teacher, Angela has over two decades of experience in the technical communication industry and has worked for various domains, such as healthcare, software, and construction. Angela shares her experience as an employee and a…

Spotlight: Laurie Izgerean

Spotlight: Laurie Izgerean

December’s Spotlight features Laurie Izgerean, a professional writer, educator, and online instructional designer. Laurie’s diverse portfolio includes books, blogs, and business articles, as well as industry trade publications. She is currently a business communications and technical writing instructor at BCIT, in not one but three of the institution’s Part-Time Studies schools: School of Computing and…

Spotlight: Beverlee Bishundayal

Spotlight: Beverlee Bishundayal

In November’s spotlight we feature STC Canada West Coast Chapter Secretary/Treasurer Beverlee Bishundayal. Beverlee discusses her current job, her path to becoming a technical communicator, and what she likes about being a chapter member. Question: Can you briefly describe your current job? I am a senior technical writer for EduMine, which is the education and…

Spotlight: Gabriel Forbes

Spotlight: Gabriel Forbes

In December’s Spotlight, we feature Vancouver Island’s Gabriel Forbes. He currently serves as the STC Canada West Coast chapter Coordinator for Vancouver Island. A senior technical writer who boasts a wide array of in-depth experience and leadership insight, Gabriel has worked with Trimble, MDA, and Sierra Systems, and is now with Victoria’s Reliable Controls. STC…

Spotlight: Mark Matsuno

In September’s Spotlight, we feature Mark Matsuno. Mark was the treasurer of STC Canada West Coast until June 2016 and had a pivotal role in organizing the chapter’s finances. He discusses his transition from translation to technical writing, and offers advice for new technical writers. Question: How did you get started in technical writing? Several…

Spotlight: Pam Drucker

Pam Drucker

In our August spotlight, we feature Pam Drucker, a long-time STC Canada West Coast volunteer and board member. Pam was president of the chapter in 2011/2012 and most recently served as an advisor to the board before resigning in June. She shares her experience as well as what STC means to her. Question: Did you…

Spotlight: Stephen Gauer

Stephen Gauer at his desk

In April’s Spotlight, we feature Stephen Gauer, current Vice-President at STC Canada West Coast. He is a senior technical writer who also has experience as a newspaper reporter, playwright, and author. He recently moved to Vancouver from Toronto, and we look forward to him sharing his knowledge and experience with us at STC Canada West…

Spotlight: Karen Rempel

Spotlight: Karen Rempel

Karen Rempel has been a successful technical writing consultant in Vancouver for over 20 years. She’s been an active member of the STC since 1994 and served as President of the CWC chapter from 2008 to 2009. Question (Q): What’s the most interesting project you’ve worked on? Answer (A): I absolutely loved a project I…

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