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Welcome!
Ellis Pratt
A few words about…
A man called Reg
The ISTC
Reginald Kapp
An engineering
consultant
Professor of Electrical
Engineering, University
College London
As an engineering consultant
He depended heavily on
information provided by
others
Often, it was badly
presented
As a professor
He found a new
difficulty
The poor writing skills of
many students
When he sought help
The local department of
English was unhelpful
“The ephemera of
technology were of no
concern to those
...
In 1948
He started the first
professional
organisation for
technical
communicators
Thanks to Reginald Kapp
The start towards a
move towards a
profession of technical
communicators…
Towards a profession
Encouraging the
development of
standards
Encouraging best
practice
The ISTC today encourages
Professional
development and
standards
Research resources
Promotion of technical
communication a...
The ISTC today
At the conference
Thank you
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ISTC presentation - The Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators

  1. 1. Welcome! Ellis Pratt
  2. 2. A few words about… A man called Reg The ISTC
  3. 3. Reginald Kapp An engineering consultant Professor of Electrical Engineering, University College London
  4. 4. As an engineering consultant He depended heavily on information provided by others Often, it was badly presented
  5. 5. As a professor He found a new difficulty The poor writing skills of many students
  6. 6. When he sought help The local department of English was unhelpful “The ephemera of technology were of no concern to those devoted to appreciating the eternal values of Literature.”
  7. 7. In 1948 He started the first professional organisation for technical communicators
  8. 8. Thanks to Reginald Kapp The start towards a move towards a profession of technical communicators…
  9. 9. Towards a profession Encouraging the development of standards Encouraging best practice
  10. 10. The ISTC today encourages Professional development and standards Research resources Promotion of technical communication as a profession Networking opportunities
  11. 11. The ISTC today
  12. 12. At the conference
  13. 13. Thank you

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