Are you new to the field of technical writing, or considering entering the field? Do you have questions about what this work is like, what training is best, what skills you need, or how much you can earn as a technical writer?
The STC Canada West Coast chapter Information Interview Service gives you the chance to talk to a volunteer senior technical writer to ask any questions you would like answered.
You might be a tech writing student and you have to do an interview for your program. Or, you’re considering entering the field of tech writing. Perhaps you’re already in the field but want to speak to a more experienced writer about a current issue or problem. For any of these reasons, this service is for you! The service offers a 30- to 60-minute interview (timing at the discretion of the senior writer), either in person or on the phone.
Note: We’re pleased to announce that the STC Canada West Coast chapter received a PaceSetter Award at the 2012 STC International Summit Conference “for offering an information interview service for the dozens of people wanting to speak to experienced chapter technical communicators about our profession.”
To find out even more about the field of technical writing, you’re welcome to attend our chapter meetings and events. This gives you a chance to talk with other technical writers who have different levels of experience.
Our half-day and all-day events offer presentations by experienced writers and other experts about subjects of interest to technical communicators, with light snacks and the opportunity to talk with other attendees. The monthly Tech Comm Café meeting offers informal chat, networking, and brainstorming on work-related questions. Check our home page for announcements of upcoming events.
To request an information interview, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your telephone number and a sentence or two about your situation and why you want an interview, so we can match you with a suitable interviewee.
We suggest an optional donation of $10 for the service. The donation is optional so that money is not a barrier to those seeking an interview. If you are able to pay the donation, it will help keep our chapter alive and able to offer program events and other benefits to our members.