Organizations, Education

Links for technical writers and others who create technical documentation and software documentation: professional organizations and education

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ASTC NSW

Australian Society for Technical Communication (NSW).

ASTC Vic

Australian Society for Technical Communication (Vic).

ATTW

Association of Teachers of Technical Writing.

ISTC

Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (UK).

JTCA

Japan Technical Communicators Association.

SA-STC

South African Society for Technical Communication.

STC

Society for Technical Communication.

 

Chapters in Europe:

STC Europe: http://www.stc-europe.org

STC France: http://www.stcfrance.org

STC UK and Ireland: http://www.stcuk.org

TCANZ

The Technical Communicators Association of New Zealand.

tekom

German professional association for technical communication and information development and European Association for Technical Communication – tekom Europe e.V.

TWIN

Technical Writers of India.

Other

Organizations in other countries (web sites in local languages):

Czech Republic: http://www.technickakomunikace.cz

Finland: http://www.stvy.fi

France: http://crt.chez.com

Italy: http://www.comtec-italia.org

Portugal: http://www.apcomtec.org

Sweden: http://www.teknikinformatoren.se

Switzerland: http://www.tecom.ch

ACES

American Copy Editors Society.

ACL

Association for Computational Linguistics.

ACM SIGCHI

Association for Computing Machinery, special interest group on computer human interaction.

ACM SIGDOC

Association for Computing Machinery, special interest group on design of communication.

AIGA

Professional association for design.

ANZSI

Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers.

ASI

American Society for Indexing.

asis&t

American Society for Information Science and Technology.

asja

American Society of Journalists and Authors.

ASP

Association of Support Professionals.

ASTD

American Society for Training and Development.

ATA

American Translators Association.

Chartered Institute of Linguists

Has four divisions representing members from the professional backgrounds of translating, education, interpreting, and business.

EFA

Editorial Freelancers Association.

eLearning Guild

Community for e-Learning Professionals.

ELIA

European Language Industry Association.

EUATC

European Union of Associations of Translation Companies.

GALA

Globalization and Localization Association.

HFES

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

IABC

International Association of Business Communicators.

IEEE PCS

Professional Communication Society.

IA Institute

Information Architecture Institute.

IDA

Information Design Association in the UK.

IIID

International Institute for Information Design.

Indexing.ca

Indexing Society of Canada; Société canadienne d’indexation.

Interaction, the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Group

British HCI group, a specialist group of the British Computer Society.

ISPI

International Society for Performance Improvement.

ITI

Institute of Translation and Interpreting.

ITIA

Irish Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association.

IxDA

Interaction Design Association.

OASIS

Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards.

PACT

Professional Association for Computer Training.

PLAIN

Plain Language Association International.

SfEP

Society for Editors and Proofreaders.

Society of Indexers

British and Irish professional body for indexing.

TILP

The Institute of Localization Professionals.

UXPA

User Experience Professionals Association.

Xplor International

Association of users and suppliers of products and services that create, modify and deliver customized information.

If you are looking for a colleges, universities, or schools that provide programs in technical communication, the following databases can help:

STC Academic Database

This database of the Society for Technical Communication lists academic institutions mainly in the U.S. and Canada, but also some in Australia and New Zealand.

Information provided by tekom

tekom provides a number of comprehensive surveys of academic institutions in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

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