The following links hopefully will help experienced authors and translators as much as newcomers to the trade.

Useful information

This section contains useful information, e.g. hints, tips and tutorials written by the members of the notice board.

Mailing lists

Here you find useful links to the main web page of relevant mailing lists. On these pages you will usually find out what exactly the list is about and how to subscribe to it.

Boffinology Menu Techwr-l mailing list Excellent source of information for all issues concerning technical writing.
Boffinology Menu Techcomm Technical communicators' discussion list.
Boffinology Menu Frameusers List for users of FrameMaker. Very helpful!
Boffinology Menu Helpweavers Mailing list for authors using MacroMedia (TM) DreamWeaver (R) for compiling on-line help.

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Associations

Here you find a list of links to associations useful to the authoring and translation trade.

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ISTC

The institute of technical & scientific communicators

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Society of Freelance Editors and Proofreaders

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Job sites and specialised agencies

UK

The first four pages mentioned are job sites, i.e web sites where you can search current requirements for a specific position. Many agencies post their requirements on one of those four sites.

The agencies below the four job sites have their own web sites. There are more specialist agencies for the IT industry, but most of them are listed on one of the four jobsites, therefore not listed separately in the list below.

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Jobserve

Job database

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Jobsite

Job database

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Jobclub

Job database

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Jobhunter

Job database

Boffinology Menu Aerotek Contract services for temporary assignments throughout the world
Boffinology Menu Amdahl Contract services for temporary assignments throughout the world
Boffinology Menu Armada UK based documentation house
Boffinology Menu Digitext UK based documentation house
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Software Consultants??? May not be relevant, make up your own mind.

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Genesis

Recruitment agency specialising on Investment Banking, Securities and Fund Management sectors, concentrating on the City of London

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Knight Munro

Recruitment agency specialising on financial institutions in London.

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Kudos

Specialist agency for technical authors and translators

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Modis International

IT job agency - Note free internet based training for candidates registered with Modis International!

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PCR

Recruitment agency specialising on IT personnel

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Plexus

Recruitment agency specialising on IT personnel

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Questor

Recruitment agency specialising on IT personnel

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TMS

Specialist agency for technical authors and translators

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TNG

Recruitment agency specialising on IT personnel (Cambridge)

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Vision IT

Recruitment agency specialising on IT personnel

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Other countries

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Country relevant information and other resources

Boffinology Menu UK search engines

A list of search engines relevant to the UK (11).

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European search engines

A list of search engines relevant to Europe (120).

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Australian search engines

A list of search engines relevant to Australia and New Zealand (15).

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Indian search engines

A list of search engines relevant to India (4).

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Legal information

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Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties

Non-profit civil liberties organisation promoting free speech and privacy on the Internet.

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Legal aid board (UK)

Legal Aid Board (England and Wales) Web Site.

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Computalaw

Company specialising on contracts for the IT industry - not free!

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The writer's site

Offers advice to its members.

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