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The Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators is the largest UK body representing information development professionals. Its members create or manage information that has an impact on people, including user guides, manuals, installation instructions, operating and safety procedures, business processes, training materials and software user assistance.

We encourage professional development, training courses in technical communication, standards, research resources and networking opportunities for our members and industry affiliates. The ISTC also promotes the value of technical communication and the profession.

ISTC London Group Social, 11th December 2014

The next ISTC London Group event will be a social evening, at the Two Chairmen Pub, (in the upstairs bar), near Trafalgar Square, on Thursday 11th December 2014 from 18:30 onwards. As usual this meeting is open to anyone interested in meeting up with other technical communicators, whether they are ISTC members or not.

There is no cost for this event but please book a free ticket so we know how many people to expect.

We look forward to seeing you at our last event for 2014. If you can’t make it this time we hope to see you in the New Year!

Best wishes from the ISTC London Group team – Galyna, Bridget, and David

MadSIG Meeting, Wednesday 21st January, 2015, Ripley, Surrey

MadSIG will meet on 21st January 2015 at the offices of 3di in Ripley, Surrey, from 7pm onwards. We plan to watch a recent MadCap webinar, eat cake, and share our Flare experiences. If you’d like to join us, please book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/madsig-meeting-wednesday-21st-january-2015-ripley-tickets-14403943583 so we know you’re coming.

West of Scotland area group meeting 28 October 2014: meeting report

Our latest area group meeting took place on Tuesday 28th October at Waxy O’Connors. A new group member joined us, and we discussed topics such as which kinds of organisations employ technical communicators, which tools are important to new technical writers, career progression, etc.

We also have news about the group’s management: Charles Addison, one of our group regulars, will be taking over the area group organiser role from Katja McLaughlin.

(Report written by Katja McLaughlin)

MadSIG meeting – Wednesday 29th October 2014 – Ripley, Surrey

MadSIG will meet on Wednesday 29th October 2014 at the offices of 3di in Ripley, Surrey, from 7pm onwards. Alison Turner will share her experiences of Global Project Linking and help us understand how to use it successfully. After that, there will be time for questions and discussion and also an opportunity to eat cake and share our MadCap knowledge.

The event is free, but numbers are limited, so book your place and find out more details here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/madsig-global-project-linking-in-flare-wed-29th-october-ripley-tickets-13446090619

We’ll be there from around 7pm, and the talk will start around 7.45pm. Coffee and cake will be available.

Anyone who uses the MadCap authoring products or is interested in finding out more about them is welcome.  You don’t need to be a member of the ISTC, so tell your colleagues!

For more information, contact madsig@istc.org.uk or find us on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=5081593&trk=my_groups-b-grp-v

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