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What is this Meetup About:

This is the official Meetup group of the Boulder Writers Alliance, a non-profit organization established in 1991. You should join this Meetup if you are professional or aspiring communicator. Communication specialties we embrace include technical writing and editing, blogging, copywriting, marketing communications, journalism, fiction and nonfiction writing, instructional design and e-learning, online help, photography and videography, training, Web design, desktop publishing, graphic arts, and more.

Our goal is to help our members find work, increase our marketable skills, and provide employers with a group of capable writing and publishing experts.

The Meetup is open to all who are interested in professional communications, regardless of membership status in BWA. BWA events, including events of the subgroups of BWA, will be posted here. We welcome interjections of energy and ideas from our members, and are open to posting events that you as a member would like to host. Make a suggestion at the BWA Forum (https://bwa.groups.io/g/public) if you would like to post an event related to professional communications.

For more information about BWA click the link below:

BWA Website (https://bwa.org)

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Upcoming events (4+)

Creative Writer's Critique Group

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Calling all creative writers! The BWA Creative Writing Critique Group is back! If no one RSVPs, this meeting will not take place. If you cannot make it, please cancel your reservation.

BEFORE YOU COME email me at [masked] to be added to the Google Docs folder to share documents for critique. Meetup does not allow file sharing.

This is for anyone working on a creative piece - whether it be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screen plays, etc. Participants will read through the pieces ahead of time, come up with helpful critiques, and discuss them at the meet up. Authors will need a copy of the critiques, whether through email or hard copy, so be prepared.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Review full guidelines in Google Docs folder
  • 5-7 pages
  • Double-spaced
  • 12 point Times New Roman or other easy to read font
  • Must be present to receive critique

If you don't submit 5 days before we meet, you will be removed from the Meetup to make room for someone on the waiting list.

I look forward to working with everyone and reading all of your work!

Off the Shelf Book Club (renamed from BWA/STC Work Related )

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I’m pleased to announce that we have a new name! Off the Shelf Book Club. The name came out of a discussion at our March meeting.

This book club focuses on work-related books for professionals in technical communication, marketing communication, UX, web design, etc.

With summer coming and people being more willing to do in person activities, I want to check in with this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P9BCLT9

Please take the time to respond, so that we can all have a great experience.

See you on 9 June at 6pm MT! This will be a social meeting. Zoom link will be provided when you sign up.

Action Items:

  • RSVP
  • Think about the answers to the Qs above.
  • Come with 2-3 book ideas.

Thanks!

How to Create and Edit Videos to Supplement Your Technical Writing

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Are you a technical writer? Do you create and edit help documentation? Do you write internal company documents such as employee handbooks? In today's technological world, companies need these kinds of technical documents in written and video/audio formats. If you can write these documents, you can also make videos to go with them.

If you're worried about being on camera, don't. Most videos paired with technical documents require voiceover, not your lovely face. And you get as many takes as you need to get it right.

This presentation will walk you through the process of deciding how to film your written documentation (one large video or short, smaller videos), recording your video, editing it, and uploading that video to a platform like YouTube.

We will also talk about why you and the companies you work for might want technical documents in a variety of formats.

Caitlin Berve is an award-winning author, editor, and speaker. In addition to writing and editing books, she creates video tutorials for writers on her YouTube channel Ignited Ink Writing and for users of TeamWork by ScheduleSource, a scheduling software. She loves seeing her writing and ideas in multiple formats. Her collection of modern fairy tales When Magic Calls is available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats.

BWA Happy Hour

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Hi Writers, Editors, Beginners, and Professionals,

Wanna talk writing? Publishing? Or just get out of the house? Then come join us and we'll catch up!

Do we welcome writers of any genre? Yes! How about poets? Yes! Beginners? Yes! Professionals? Yes! Editors, agents, publishers? Yes, yes, and yes! Do we misspell words? Yes, freqently.

We meet at 5 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month (we move the date for holidays). Hope to see you soon.

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Past events (231)

BWA Poetry Circle: Talking Gourds Circle

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