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Contact books@istc.org.uk if you want to order any of these titles directly from the ISTC – if you are an ISTC Member, you can get a discount. Alternatively, you can purchase the books on Amazon.

The Presentation of Technical Information (4th Edition)

Although The Presentation of Technical Information was first published in 1948, the guidance it contains on communicating clearly is as relevant now as it was then. This fourth edition has been updated by the inclusion of commentaries from experienced technical communicators today, sharing their reflections and insights with us.

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Current Practices and Trends in Technical and Professional Communication

Current Practices and Trends in Technical and Professional Communication is a valuable source of collective knowledge from our community of practice. Experienced practitioners and innovators (from the UK and international) are sharing what they know for the benefit of both the communicator and the end user.

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XML in Technical Communication

XML in Technical Communications cover imageThis book will be invaluable to anyone who needs a fast introduction to XML and its role in technical communication, such as those whose organization is deploying an XML-based documentation solution, or freelancers who need to keep pace with technical trends. It caters for technical communicators of all levels of markup language experience, providing a comprehensive yet easy to read overview of the use of XML in technical communication, as well as references to more in-depth material.

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Professional Communication and Information Design

In recent years the role of the professional writer has changed dramatically and in addition the profession has undergone a period of rapid growth. As a result, there is a need for professional communicators to share their knowledge and skills, and yet very few publications on this subject have been produced in the United Kingdom. This book aims to address this omission by offering papers which present a wide range of viewpoints on current issues in professional writing and information design. The papers in this book have been written by practitioners, managers and academics in the United Kingdom, and the book reflects their individual experience and opinions.

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Usable and safe operating manuals for consumer goods

Usable and safe operating manuals for consumer goods coverThe ISTC also participated in a TCeurope project that had the support of the Commission of the European Communities. This guideline aims to help you produce documentation that meets all the appropriate quality and legal requirements, creating a positive image for the product.

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