Communicator

Communicator is the authoritative journal for UK technical communicators. It is home to high quality, objective, and peer-reviewed features - current, relevant, and in-depth. Below you can buy online versions of the journal. Print versions are available here.

Communicator is published quarterly, and offers:


$26.50

Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter 2014 issues of Communicator.

Includes Spring 2014 special supplement on Translation and Localisation.


$7.50

Winter 2014 issue of Communicator.

Includes:

  • Tweeting at TCUK 2014
  • Improving your videos
  • Reading about a career change
  • Learning about the Lean methodology
  • Engaging with customers

Click here to see the contents page.

This issue is accompanied by a bellyband and insert from Adobe Systems Incorporated.


$7.50

Autumn 2014 issue of Communicator.

Includes:

  • Where are technical communicators?
  • Breaking into technical marketing communications
  • Improving your verbal skills
  • Learning how to get accurate reviews
  • Why publishing needs technical communicators

Click here to see the contents page.

This issue is accompanied by a bellyband and insert from MadCap Software.


$7.50

Summer 2014 issue of Communicator.

Includes:

  • Meeting user requirements
  • Finding out more about multi-device learning
  • Using mediation as a management tool
  • Understanding localisation opportunities in Brazil
  • Reading a Doc-to-Help case study

Click here to see the contents page.

This issue was accompanied by a bellyband from Adobe Systems Incorporated.


$7.50

Spring 2014 issue of Communicator accompanied by a special supplement on Translation and Localisation.

Includes:

  • Using video in your documentation - learn best practices and read a case study

  • Learning the latest trends in technical communication

  • Adding code with jQuery

  • How to write for scientific documentation

  • Latest product reviews of RoboHelp, Flare and more

Click the links for the contents pages of the main issue and the special supplement on Translation and Localisation.

This issue is accompanied by a bellyband from MadCap Software.


$3.50

Special supplement containing articles about Translation and Localisation.

Click here to see the contents page.


$26.50

Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter 2013 issues of Communicator.

Includes Summer 2013 special supplement on Accessibility.


$7.50

Winter 2013 issue of Communicator.

Includes:

  • Grand days out in Bristol
  • Learn more about the DSDM framework
  • Channel your energy in different areas
  • Move from unstructured to structured writing
  • Design help for mobile phones

Click here to see the contents page.

This issue was accompanied by an insert and bellyband from Adobe Systems Incorporated.


$7.50

Autumn 2013 issue of Communicator.

Includes:

  • Google Glass and MOOCs
  • Creating online training material
  • Learn how to communicate value
  • Everything you need to know about working from home
  • Why is English so difficult to spell?

Click here to see the contents page.

This issue was accompanied by an insert and bellyband from MadCap Software.


$7.50

Summer 2013 issue of Communicator with special supplement on Accessibility.

Includes:

  • Early technical illustration skills - learning about historical fighting manuals

  • Developing your technical illustration knowledge

  • Learning how to facilitate group meetings

  • Reviewing a new tool, Docfacto

  • Discovering more about ANSI Z535.6

Click here to see the contents page.

This issue was accompanied by a bellyband from Adobe Systems Incorporated. The special supplement is also sponsored by Adobe.


$3.50

Special supplement containing articles about accessibility.

Click here to see the contents page.

Sponsored by Adobe Systems Incorporated.


$7.50

Spring 2013 issue of Communicator.

Includes:

  • Re-thinking what you do. Case study: stepping outside your comfort zone

  • My first year as a Technical Communicator

  • Recruit a technical communicator

  • Volunteer in a mechanical role

  • Read about MadCap Flare 9

Click here to see the contents page.

This issue was accompanied by an insert and bellyband from MadCap Software.


$26.50

Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter 2012 issues of Communicator.


$7.50

Winter 2012 issue of Communicator.

Includes:

  • Learning from the writer Mark Twain - applying his writing advice today

  • Read about Technical Communication UK 2012

  • Develop your API and SDK knowledge

  • Manage projects with Scrum and PRINCE2

  • How to apply copyright law to technical communication

Click here to see the contents page.

This issue was accompanied by an insert and bellyband from Adobe.


$7.50

Autumn 2012 issue of Communicator.

Includes:

  • Breaking into a specialised market - learn about APIs and SDKs

  • Read the latest review of Adobe RoboHelp 10

  • Improving your customers' user experience

  • Learn about the Lean methodology

  • Translating health topics for developing countries

Click here to see the contents page.

This issue was accompanied by an insert and bellyband from MadCap Software.


$7.50

Summer 2012 issue of Communicator.

Includes:

  • Can you measure success? - explaining the value of documentation

  • Read the latest ISTC survey results

  • Practise your accessibility skills

  • Keep up-to-date with the latest ANSI Z535.6 standard

  • Using and implementing HelpServer

Click here to see the contents page.

This issue was accompanied by an insert and bellyband from Adobe.


$7.50

Spring 2012 issue of Communicator.

Includes:

  • Focus on social media - exploring the subject from different angles

  • Thinking of breaking into technical communication?

  • An analogy from the motor industry

  • Exploring the latest release of MadCap Flare

  • Explaining how a local authority uses scrum

Click here to see the contents page.

This issue was accompanied by an insert and bellyband from MadCap Software.


$26.50

Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter 2011 issues of Communicator.

Includes Winter 2011 special supplement on Technical Illustration.


$7.50

Winter 2011 issue of Communicator with special supplement.

Includes:

  • Technical Communication UK 2011 – Read about this year's 3-day event

  • Why internationalisation is an opportunity

  • Using FrameMaker for a complex book

  • Interacting with theatre scripts

  • Creating video for user assistance

Includes special supplement containing articles about technical illustration. Sponsored by Adobe Systems.


$3.50

Special supplement containing articles about technical illustration. Sponsored by Adobe Systems.


$7.50

Autumn 2011 issue of Communicator.

Includes:

  • Designing end-user assistance – Introducing a new methodology

  • Taking a look at the archives of technical illustration

  • How do you use colour in your documentation?

  • Learn how to create successful bids

  • Read about a company that has created help for mobiles


$7.50

Summer 2011 issue of Communicator.

Includes:

  • Harry Beck’s London Underground – Inspiring others with clear illustrations

  • Can e‐learning replace user guides?

  • Software that could improve your writing

  • The future of machine translation

  • Reviewing web-based content management


$7.50

Spring 2011 issue of Communicator.

Includes:

  • Writing successfully for everyone – Including accessibility in your documentation

  • Reviewing Adobe RoboHelp version 9

  • Understanding effective page layout

  • Working with MadCap Flare version 7

  • Learning to use more pictures