Join the leading lights of the technical communication community in the ISTC.
Receive the Communicator journal and Infoplus newsletter; the authoritative publications for UK technical communicators.
- The Communicator journal
- Monthly newsletter, Infoplus
- Industry news (see newsletter and journal)
- Book and technology reviews
The ISTC offers opportunities to network, exchange expertise, and stay in touch with the UK technical communication industry – through a range of online groups, local events and a free monthly newsletter, InfoPlus
Technical Communication UK conference
The ISTC hosts Technical Communication UK, the annual conference that aims to meet the needs of technical communicators, their managers and clients, from every corner of the industry.
The ISTC offers access to discounted essential resources, including British Standards publications and free access to the Oxford Reference Online.
Professional recognition and development
Professional development and training through membership of the ISTC.
- Salary information
- Mentoring schemes
- Awards and competitions
- Career development advice
- Discounted training
- Professional Development and Recognition
People who join the ISTC agree to be bound by our Code of Professional Practice and the other regulations and policies of the institute. These can be accessed from the Governance page.
Membership is tax-deductible
Did you know that your ISTC subscription is tax deductible? The 2005/2006 Inland Revenue Understanding Your Tax Code states:
10 Job expenses: Flat rate job expenses: Professional subscriptions annual subscriptions to professional bodies – these must be connected with your job and the professional body must have been approved by the Inland Revenue.
The HMRC website lists us under: Scientific and Technical Communicators, Inst. of
Join the ISTC
You can join the ISTC if you are interested or involved in technical communication of any kind