Links for technical writers and others who create technical documentation and software documentation: professional organizations and education
On this page:
Australian Society for Technical Communication.
Association of Teachers of Technical Writing.
Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (UK).
Japan Technical Communicators Association.
Society for Technical Communication.
The Technical Communicators Association of New Zealand.
Tech Writers Without Borders
Global community of technical communicators helping non-profit organizations to improve the quality and effectiveness of their instructional materials.
German professional association for technical communication and information development and European Association for Technical Communication – tekom Europe e.V.
Technical Writers of India.
Organizations in other countries (web sites in local languages):
American Copy Editors Society.
Association for Computational Linguistics.
Association for Computing Machinery, special interest group on computer human interaction.
Association for Computing Machinery, special interest group on design of communication.
Professional association for design.
Association of independent information professionals.
American Medical Writers Association.
Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers.
American Society for Information Science and Technology.
American Society of Journalists and Authors.
Association of Support Professionals.
American Society for Training and Development.
American Translators Association.
Chartered Institute of Linguists
Has four divisions representing members from the professional backgrounds of translating, education, interpreting, and business.
Editorial Freelancers Association.
Community for e-Learning Professionals.
European Language Industry Association.
European Union of Associations of Translation Companies.
Globalization and Localization Association.
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
International Association of Business Communicators.
Information Architecture Institute.
Information Design Association in the UK.
Professional Communication Society.
International Institute for Information Design.
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.
Japanese Association of Translators.
International Society for Performance Improvement.
Institute of Translation and Interpreting.
Irish Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association.
Interaction Design Association.
Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards.
Professional Association for Computer Training.
Plain Language Association International.
Society for Editors and Proofreaders.
Society of Indexers
British and Irish professional body for indexing.
User Experience Professionals Association.
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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