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Subject:Re: Professional bodies From:Nigel Legg <nigel -at- TYPESWIT -dot- U-NET -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 6 Feb 1996 22:41:26 -0000
"The Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC) aims to
establish and maintain professional codes of practice for those employed in
all branches of scientific and yechnical communication. It provides a forum
for the exchange of views between its members, and aims to further their
expectations and interests."
ISTC Members Guide
You can get more details from their offices in London:
2/16 Goodge Street
phone 0171 436 4425
fax 0171 580 0757
I shamefacedly admit to not having the email address.
The ISTC has taken a lurch forward in the past two years or so and will
hopefully have an internet presence in the near future.
Email me if you need any further information.
Nigel Legg MISTC
>Does anyone know anything about the "Institute (?Association) of Scientific
>and Technical Communicators" in Britain?