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Focus on User not System

Technical communicators are often involved in the design of interfaces and technical systems. This is because we always have a strong user focus. In order for technology to do the job we want it to do, it must be designed … Continue reading

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Seneca Becomes CPTC Accredited Training Organization

Seneca College has been approved as the first Accredited Training Organization for Certified Professional Technical Communicators (CPTC). We can now offer Foundation level training and preparation for the certification exam to students, alumni, and working professionals. We provide an attractive … Continue reading

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Got Problems? Get Tech Comm!

Website problems of Healthcare.gov could have been greatly reduced with technical communicators on the job Like most Chief Executives, President Barack Obama could have saved himself a  whole lot of trouble if he had hired a technical communicator. Healthcare.gov became … Continue reading

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Interested in Technical Communication?

If you’re looking for more information about technical communication, or as it is also known technical writing, you can search for related items or rely on an aggregator like Alltop. Gathering information about the profession will lead you to a … Continue reading

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Tech Comm Can Be Full of Surprises!

Here’s a note we just got from one of our excellent tech comm grads, Ellen Fleischer: Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised that I’m working in my field. After all, that was my goal when I went into tech comm. However, … Continue reading

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Awards from STC Toronto AGM

Seneca College’s Technical Communication Program was acknowledged with a Silver Sponsorship award for providing support to the 2010 Career Day event held by the Toronto community of the STC. In addition, we were delighted to see one of our grads, … Continue reading

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Employing not Exploiting Students

I’ve recently had another request from a company with a tight budget to engage some of our students on a worthwhile project. I’m very keen on helping students get involved in real world projects while they are still studying. There … Continue reading

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The Website Triad

Who is the first person you call when you need a website? It should be a technical communicator. Often described as a web content developer or web writer, a technical communicator with knowledge of the important disciplines of web usability … Continue reading

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What You Can Do as a Technical Communicator

Listen to the podcast, download the handout, and review the PowerPoint given by Beth Agnew at the STC Career Day, Sep 25, 2010. In this presentation, Beth talks about the many roles technical communicators can fill, the types of work … Continue reading

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One of the Best?

Beth Agnew, co-ordinator of the Seneca Tech Comm Program and instructor for a number of our courses, has been nominated in TVO’s 2010 Best Lecturer Competition. A video of her class about Usability will be sent to TVO for further … Continue reading

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Microsoft vs. i4i

There’s a Seneca Tech Comm connection to company i4i, prominently featured in the media recently because of its successful suit against Microsoft. We have graduates working at i4i, and it has also been one of our co-op employers.

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Celebrating 10 Years!

This year marks the 10th anniversary of our first graduating class. To celebrate, we are holding an open house, drop-in, casual reunion on Saturday, November 22, from 2-5 p.m. in the Lower Kaleidoscope room at Seneca @ York. Stop by … Continue reading

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