Portugal / APCOMTEC (Associação Portuguesa para a Comunicação Técnica)

Founded: 2006

Headquarters: Aveiro

Members: Technical writers, translators and everyone interested in technical writing.

Goals:

  • Exchange information and experience about products and services within technical communication, through the organization of events and circulation of documentation
  • Promote communication channels for authors of technical documentation, for the expression of their needs and concerns, promoting information, plans and projects related to products and services within the field of technical communication
  • Promote events, seminars and conferences

France / CRT (Conseil des Rédacteurs Techniques)

Founded: 1992

Main industrial branches represented: Software development, telecoms, aeronautics, bio-medicine, and travel industry.

Goals:

  • To maintain a discussion list
  • To offer an Intranet channel for members only
  • FTo offer ree membership to TC students in France

Sweden / FTI (Föreningen Teknisk Information)

Status: Public, non-profit organisation

Founded: 1964

Headquarters: Stockholm

Members: Professionals in technical communication: technical writing, information management, documentation projects, illustration

Business sectors: A wide range of business sectors: software, telecom, finance, aviation, transportation, heavy industry, pharmaceutical, translation, business consultants, etc.

Goals:

  • To spread knowledge among members and to enhance public awareness of the field of technical communication
  • To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and experience between our members across corporate lines
  • To facilitate technical communicators in building and maintaining their professional network

UK / ISTC (Institute to Scientific and Technical Communicators)

Status: Public, non-profit organisation

Founded: 1948

Approximately 800 members in four grades according to career progression: student, junior, member, and fellow.

Other membership options are: associate for non-practitioners, and business affiliate for businesses with an interest in technical communication

Members: Practicing technical and scientific communicators (membership by approval of application)

Business sectors: All business sectors

Mission: The ISTC is the home of technical communication excellence in the UK. We set and improve standards for communication of scientific and technical information in support of products, services and businesses

Activities:

  • Technical Communication UK, hosted by the ISTC, the largest event of its kind in the UK.
  • Award-winning quarterly journal Communicator, available by paid subscription for non-members
  • Info+ newsletter published monthly, available to non-members

Finland / STVY (Suomen teknisen viestinnän yhdistys)

Founded: 1997

Members: STVY is intended for those who work in technical communication; including writers, translators, illustrators, people in localisation, editors, managers, teachers, students and others working in the area.

Activities:

  • Regular local events (Helsinki, Tampere, Oulu, Vaasa)
  • Social media
  • Participation in TCeurope’s activities