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The ISTC currently has two books in print:

  • XML in Technical Communication
  • Professional Communication and Information Design

The ISTC also participated in a TCeurope project that published:

  • Usable and Safe Operating Manuals for Consumer Goods

To order any of these titles direct from the ISTC, please contact books@istc.org.uk.

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 coverCreated by TCeurope with 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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