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Orgs

Organizations involved in Technical Communication

  • STC: Society for Technical Communication; professional membership organization for technical communicators, including practitioners, academics, and students; advances the arts and sciences of technical communication
  • ATTW: Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW); journal, Technical Communication Quarterly
  • IEEE PCS: IEEE Professional Communication Society; special interest group of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; IEEE PCS promotes the arts and sciences of technical communication among professional communicators and practicing engineers
  • ACM SIGDOC: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Documentation; senior communication professionals from many technical and scientific disciplines who create documentation in the computing community and those who use computers to create documentation
  • ASI: American Society of Indexers; professional organization devoted to the advancement of indexing, abstracting, and database building
  • ASIST: American Society for Information Science and Technology; society for information professionals involved in theories, techniques, and technologies for information access
  • ASTD: American Society for Training and Development; association of workplace learning and performance professionals
  • IDEA: IDEAlliance (International Digital Enterprise Alliance); publishers and information professionals working for open and cooperative information technology
  • IAAC: International Association of Audiovisual Communicators; professionals in the audiovisual industry who produce technical, scientific, and educational presentations
  • IABC: International Association of Business Communicators; knowledge network for professionals engaged in strategic business communication management
  • NAGC: National Association of Government Communicators; network of federal, state and local government employees who disseminate information within and outside government
  • UPA: Usability Professionals' Association; supports those who promote and advance the development of usable products, reaching out to people who act as advocates for usability and the user experience
  • HFES: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds
  • AECT: Association for Educational Communications and Technology; the use of educational technology and its application to the learning process
  • ASTC: Australian Society for Technical Communication; professional organisation dedicated to serving the needs of technical communicators
  • Comm: Communication organizations

Topics

Areas of interest to technical communicators

  • Guidelines: Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students; designed to help the engineering or science student perform technical writing assignments in laboratory work, design work, and technical communication classes
  • DTG Mag: Design & Publishing Magazine; resources for graphics, writing, typography, printing, publishing, advertising, signs, and displays
  • Web Development: A process-oriented approach methodology for Web content development; involves continuous processes of planning, analysis, design, implementation, promotion, and innovation
  • Comm Info: Communication information sources; covers communication, rhetoric, and composition

Books

Buy books related to Technical Communication

  • Anderson: Technical Communication: A Reader-Centered Approach, by Paul V. Anderson; treatment of the rhetorical situation of technical communication
  • Handbook: The Handbook of Technical Writing, Seventh Edition; by Gerald J. Alred, Charles T. Brusaw, Walter E. Oliu; guidance on the business and technical writing process
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Links

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  • Eserver: EServer Technical Communication (and Technical Writing) Library; index and portal for professional, scientific and technical communicators; for practitioners, students, teachers and managers to access the best resources available online
  • IR for TC: Internet resources for technical writers (or communicators); selected directory of interesting and useful resources; by Keith Soltys

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