June 2012 - What do Technical Communicators Need to Know?
Christchurch TCANZ Meeting Report
What do Technical Communicators Need to Know? - June2012
After wrapping up warm and venturing out on a dark, rainy night to Streamliners, it was heartening to hear that TCANZ is working on improving professional development and recognition for you and me as Technical Communicators.
Dr Chris Dorsey presented information on recent TCANZ activities, and explained that a working group has been formed between TCANZ, ASTC (NSW), and ASTC (Vic) in response to recent STC (US) and tekom (Germany) initiatives.
The aim of the working group is to examine various options for professional development, including the development of our own technical communication body of knowledge (TCBoK). TCANZ hopes to use this to inform and support training efforts. This should hopefully help to alleviate some of the current problems facing our industry.
After taking us through a background presentation, Chris lead a lively discussion session around the topic ‘What do technical communicators need to know?’
The Christchurch Branch Coordination Team
Megan, Meredith, Ian and Em