Professional Organizations

You can learn from your peers by joining and participating in some of the professional organizations listed below.

Internet Link Society for Technical Communication - The international professional organization for technical communicators. Many of the regional chapters have their own Web sites.

Internet Link American Society for Training & Development - The international professional organization for workplace learning and performance. ASTD's mission is to provide leadership to individuals, organizations, and society to achieve work-related competence, performance, and fulfillment.

Internet Link National Writers Union - The trade union for freelance writers of all genres who work for American publishers or employers. NWU is committed to improving the economic and working conditions of freelance writers through the collective strength of more than 5,000 members in 17 local chapters throughout the country.

Internet Link HTML Writers Guild - The largest international organization of Web authors with over 85,000 members in more than 130 nations worldwide. The HWG exists to help members develop and enhance their capabilities as Web authors, to compile and publicize information about standards, practices, techniques, competency, and ethics as applied to Web authoring, and to contribute to the development of the Web and Web technical standards and guidelines

Internet Link Usability Professionals Association - A forum to promote usability concepts and techniques worldwide. An opportunity to network with other usability professionals on the web and at the annual conference. A quarterly newsletter that keeps you up on current issues.