Writing

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4 Tell-Tale Signs That Technical Writing Has Changed You

Communication, Art and Technology

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 15266 reads | 0 comments
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Campus Chapter Spotlight: Her Campus SFU

Her Campus

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 5384 reads | 0 comments
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‘Cause Bloggers Gonna Blog (Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog)

ENGAGE

"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 9324 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: 3 Mistakes & 3 Tips - Cover Letters

Mistakes

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 28252 reads | 0 comments
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Marcia Tells it Like it Is: Cover Letter Info You Oughta Know

Writing

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

Writing

Editorial timelines and instructions

By: admin 3315 reads | 0 comments
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Tips for Writing Effective E-Mail

e-mail

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 13284 reads | 0 comments
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