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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.

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

Thames Valley Area Group Meeting – April 2017

The April meeting is at a different location because our regular venue is having a refit.

We have a great topic coming up – design your own font. Come along with your own font or just ideas on what makes a good font or you can even design your own personal font at http://www.myscriptfont.com/. We will all bring a print off from that website and see if we can identifiy each others handwriting.

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

Yorkshire Area Group March Meetup Harrogate – 22nd March 2017

Join us for our next ISTC Yorkshire Area Group Meetup in the HG1 Bar and Brasserie in the Yorkshire Hotel in the heart of historic spa town Harrogate.

The Yorkshire Hotel is just 5 minutes away from Harrogate Train Station.

Tables have been set aside for us, please ask for the ISTC Meeting when you arrive.

This event will be hosted by ISTC Yorkshire Group Member Jacquie Mercer.

If you would like to attend please book your place via Eventbrite. You don’t need to be an ISTC member to attend this free event.

Wed 22 March 2017
19:00 – 21:00 GMT

If you have any questions or queries please email: yorkshire_areagroup@istc.org.uk

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