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West of Scotland Area Group meeting 25 October 2012

The next ISTC technical communicators’ meeting in Glasgow will take place this Thursday the 25th October 2012, from 7.30 pm onwards. Come along to talk about latest news and trends in communication, or just to meet other communication professionals.

The event is free and open to anyone interested in technical communication, such as technical authors, information architects, internal communication professionals, report writers, marketing writers, web content writers and graphic designers.

Venue: Waxy O’Connors pub, 44 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1DH. Please make your way to McTurk’s Room on the middle level.

If you plan to attend, please sign up for the event at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3196170833 to help us anticipate attendance numbers.

Please forward this message on to your colleagues or anyone else who may be interested. For more information, contact westscotland_areagroup@istc.org.uk.

ISTC Communicator PDF is half price

Communicator is available for download.

From 1-7 October 2012, purchase a PDF version for up to half price.

Members can access the PDF for free by logging into the ISTC website.

Or you can subscribe to the print version.

North West Area Group meeting

Thursday, 6 September 2012 from 19:00 to 21:00

Making DITA a reality

Speaker: Rachel Johnston

Description: Everyone in the tech comms community is talking about DITA and its benefits, but in practice, DITA adoption can be challenging. In this session we’ll be talking about the barriers to DITA adoption, how they can be overcome and the practical factors you need to consider before making the move.

Rachel has been a technical author for over ten years, working in a variety of settings from software to healthcare. In the last year she has joined Mekon as a consultant, advising clients on how they can use structured authoring tools and techniques to create, manage and share content more effectively.

Full details on EventBrite

Yorkshire Area Group meeting

The first Yorkshire Group get together is being held on Thursday 27th September in Sheffield.

Where: The Showroom café/bar. It’s about 1 minute from Sheffield railway station.

Time: 6 – 9 pm

Come along to talk about latest news and trends in communication, or just to meet other communication professionals.

The event is free and open to anyone interested in technical communication, such as technical authors, information architects, internal communication professionals, report writers, marketing writers, web content writers and graphic designers.

If you plan to attend, please sign up for the event at http://yorkshiregroup270912.eventbrite.co.uk/ to help us anticipate attendance numbers.

Please let your colleagues or anyone else who may be interested know about this event. For more information, contact Galyna Key: Yorkshire_areagroup@istc.org.uk.

Communicator wins APEX Award of Excellence

Winner

We are proud to announce that Communicator has won an APEX Award of Excellence for the third year in a row.

We entered the Winter 2011 issue of Communicator in the Magazine & Journal Writing class.

This award recognises the hard work of the editor, copyeditors, proofreaders, typesetter, printer and all the contributors.

Thank you to everyone who is involved in the production of Communicator, let’s continue to make this journal a successful, informative and relevant technical communication resource.

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