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Welcome to the ISTC website

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. This includes creating 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.

Thames Valley Area Group meeting – 4th July

The next meeting on Tuesday 4th July will be at the Bird in Hand, Bath Road, Knowl Hill, Reading, RG10 9UP and we will discuss document reviews: how do you encourage someone or a team of people to review your docs?  All are welcome, you don’t have to be an ISTC member but please register your attendance at Eventbrite using the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/istc-thames-valley-area-group-meeting-tickets-35371623478

North West Group Meeting 6th July

Our next meeting will be on the 6th July.

Mahinda Kularatne, Documentation Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific (Informatics), will be talking on ‘Scrum-but and Agile-ish: Managing Long Documentation Projects in TFS’

You can get further details on Event Brite, including location.

If you intend coming can you please register so we can have a rough idea of numbers.

We also have plans for September 7th when we have a webinar on Paligo.

Both events are free and all are welcome.

Meet Linda Robins, Head Judge of the UK Technical Communication Awards

Linda has been working in technical communication for 41 years as editor, author, manager, course developer and trainer, and is now in her 12th year of judging the awards. We interviewed Linda about her experiences within the industry and also what being a judge of the awards means to her… (Please go to https://uktcawards.com/awards/judges/ to read the full interview)

Call for entries

The awards are the industry’s key platform which recognises the value of clear, concise and effective information relating to scientific or technological products or services.

The entry deadline date is Friday, June 30th, 2017 and you can enter as many classes as you like, with each entry costing £25 for ISTC members and £40 for non-members.

Full details and the online entry form are available on the awards website: www.uktcawards.com.

Linda looks forward to receiving and judging your entry!

Thames Valley Area Group meeting – June 2017

The group will be meeting at the Bird in Hand, Bath Road, Knowl Hill, Reading on Tuesday 6th June 2017 from 7.15 pm.

This month, they will be discussing illustrations as instructions, e.g. lego and ikea leaflets.

The event is free and all are welcome to attend.

The organiser for the event is Liz Gregory and she may be contacted by email via the ISTC office: istc@istc.org.uk

If you would like to attend, please register via Eventbrite here.

Thames Valley Area Group Meeting – May 2017

The group will be meeting at the Bird in Hand, Bath Road, Knowl Hill, Reading on Tuesday 2nd May 2017 from 7.15 pm.

This month, they will be discussing the inappropriate use of every day words.

The event is free and all are welcome to attend.

The organiser for the event is Darren Mitcham and he may be contacted by email: thamesvalley_areagroup@istc.org.uk

Please click here to register via Eventbrite

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