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4 Tell-Tale Signs That Technical Writing Has Changed You

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Whether you come off as a grammar snob or constantly obsess over minor details, it is inevitable that a position in technical writing will leave its mark.

By: Mike Lazar 15471 reads | 0 comments
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Campus Chapter Spotlight: Her Campus SFU

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Are you looking for opportunities to share the pictures you have taken? Are you interested in developing your writing skills? Are you curious about writing for a magazine? Learn more about Her Campus, an online campus magazine, and how it got relaunched this year!

By: Queenie Lei 5523 reads | 0 comments
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‘Cause Bloggers Gonna Blog (Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog)

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"You need at least 2 years of work experience to get this (entry-level) position.” Learn how one student used volunteer blogging to gain that ever-so-important 2  years of experience and get a leg up in the professional world!

By: Ashley Macey 9485 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: 3 Mistakes & 3 Tips - Cover Letters

Dave's Diary

It's been an hour, and there's nothing but a blank screen staring back at you. The job posting closes in another couple hours, and you need to submit a cover letter to go with your resume. But where oh where do you start? Here's 3 things to avoid, and 3 tips for writing your next cover letter!

By: David Lindskoog 28451 reads | 0 comments
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Marcia Tells it Like it Is: Cover Letter Info You Oughta Know

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She's told you again and again, and now she isn't holding anything back! Communication Co-op Coordinator Marcia Shimizu gives the dirt on what not to do when writing a cover letter.

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Type of Experience: 
Co-op Work Term
Organization Information
Organization: 
Dream Language Studios Ltd.
Organization Profile: 
Dream Language Studios is a company that brings a fun and interactive elements to English learning in Hong Kong schools. Working with numerous primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong, the company has recently launched a unique e-learning platform that makes the English language engaging and exciting. In addition to e-learning, the company provides a number of services including materials development, teacher training workshops and English shows.
Experience Details
Position Title: 
Writer/ Materials Development
Responsibilites / Tasks: 
In this experience, I am responsible for writing and developing materials for the company and various schools. Materials have been developed for professional development workshops for teachers introducing English into the classroom and their curriculum. I have also been assigned to correspond and meet with various learning institutions to develop instructional materials for use in the classroom and workshop settings.
What did you learn: 
Thus far, I have gained a lot of insight into the working culture here in Hong Kong. As well, I have learned a lot about the education system here. A new initiative was recently launched that focuses on incorporating the English language into all major classroom subject areas. This has led to a widespread outsourcing in terms of materials development.

International work experience - my experiences working as a writer and materials developer in the Hong Kong education system.

Type of Experience: 
Co-op Work Term
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Organization Information
Organization: 
Cannon Design
Organization Sector: 
Architecture
Organization Profile: 
"Cannon Design is an Ideas Based Practice, ranked among the leading international firms in planning and design for healthcare, science & technology, education, sports & recreation, commercial, and government clients. The firm employs a staff of more than 1,000, delivering services in 17 offices throughout North America and in Shanghai and Mumbai." Cannon Design. (2012). Profile: Our Practice. Retrieved from: http://www.cannondesign.com/#%2Fprofile%2Fthe_firm%2Four_practice.
City: 
Vancouver
Experience Details
Position Title: 
Marketing & Administrative Support
Responsibilites / Tasks: 
- Research bidding websites for Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Qualifications (RFQs), or Expression of Interests (EOIs). - Disseminate applicable and accurate information regarding newly found potential project pursuits to Principals and Project Managers - Assist in the development process of Project Proposals through the collection of data, text, and images through internal databases as well as Deltek CRM - Formatted corporate project proposals through Adobe InDesign - Arranged for the ordering of specialized supplies and final courier submission of documents
What did you learn: 
- Technical Skills: Adobe InDesign, CRM, Microsoft Office - Critical and detail-oriented eye for editing and writing - Importance of timeliness and urgency in a corporate setting - Proper email etiquette
Tips / Advice: 
- Be proactive, look for work before it looks for you. Ask to take on a singular project for the duration of your co-op term so as to have a tangible piece of work at the end of your practicum.
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Article Writing Tips

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Editorial timelines and instructions

By: admin 3410 reads | 0 comments
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Tips for Writing Effective E-Mail

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For many of us, "business writing" now means e-mail. It's the medium we use most often to communicate ideas and information to colleagues, managers, clients and the world at large. And if we want the e-mail we send to help us meet our goals, we need to stop thinking of it as something we can just "dash off." Read more here.

By: Janis Fisher Chan & Natasha Terk 13494 reads | 0 comments
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