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Established 1967 - Providing Technical Documentation Solutions for your Business for 50 Years
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Author Services Technical (AST) are producers of documentation and literature for use in most fields of industrial activity.

For over 50 years we have been providing technical documentation solutions to industry, building our experience and knowledge to the benefit of you our future client. Over this time we have successfully helped our clients on a variety of diverse projects, spread across a breadth of industries providing a full range of technical documentation, including User Guides, Operation Manuals, On-line Help, Maintenance Manuals, Intranet content, Training Manuals and more.

We have a track record of consistently delivering documentation on time and to the highest quality.

Since its formation in 1967, the company has maintained a reliable service on many diverse projects, enabling client management to overcome short or long term work overloads without having to resort to increased in-house resources.

We offer a variety of service solutions for all Technical Publications and support activities from one off manuals to partnership arrangements whereby AST acts as the Technical Publications department on your behalf.

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Also in 1967...

Cassius Clay Refuses To Draft

Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) refuses to be drafted to fight in the Vietnam war. Ali is stripped of his title and has his boxing license suspended. It takes another 3 years until he returns to the ring.

The Beatles Release Sgt. Peppers...

The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album along with an iconic cover which goes on to become their biggest selling album and the UK's 3rd biggest selling album of all time.

Rise Sir Alf

World Cup winning manager Alf Ramsey is knighted by the Queen in recognition of England's historic first (and sadly only) World Cup win the previous year lead by captain Bobby Moore.

Charlie Chaplin's Last Film

Once the most famous person on the planet Charlie Chaplin releases his last ever film 'A Countess from Hong Kong'. Chaplin had to make his last two films in England as at the time he held no US entry permit.

And They're Off...!

Foinavon went down in history as the 100-1 outsider won The Grand National at Aintree. The race will always be remembered for a horrific 29-horse pile up at the 23rd fence from which Foinavon emerged victorious. The fence now carries his name.

First Colour Pictures Broadcast

1967 saw a revolution in UK TV broadcasting with Wimbledon being the first regular programme broadcast in colour. It proved to be a great success and began a revolution in TV broadcasting.

Concorde Unveiled

Concorde, a join venture between Britain and France and the first supersonic airliner is unveiled to the world. It spent 27 years racing across our skies at 1,354mph until it's retirement in 2003.

St Pancras Given Grade I Listing

Anyone who has had the pleasure of experiencing St Pancras Station since it's stunning transformation can regard 1967 as a key year in it's history, this is the year it was granted Grade I listing and preserved forever.

First ATM Installed

1967 saw the first UK cash machine installed in Barclays' Enfield branch. Vouchers were used to withdraw cash instead of cash cards which hadn't yet been invented. The concept was modelled on a chocolate vending machine.

UK Applies For European Membership

1967 saw the United Kingdom first apply for European Economic Community (EEC) membership, now incorporated into the EU. However it took until 1973 to happen.

American singer Otis Redding Dies In Plane Crash

The American pop singer dies when his plane is downed in bad weather. Arguably his most recognisable hit 'The Dock of the Bay' later became the first posthumous record to reach No.1 in the US singles, and No.1 in the UK album charts. The song was inspired by the sound of The Beatles.

Actress Julia Roberts is Born

Notting Hill actress Julia Roberts was born. After her big break in Pretty Woman she became the world's highest-paid actress regularly commanding $20m a film going on to star in Erin Brockovich, My Best Friend's Wedding and Mona Lisa Smile.

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Our expertise will enable you to provide high quality professional technical documentation to your end-user, complementing your own service and enhancing your overall delivery package.

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We offer a single-source solution for your technical publication and support activity needs, from one-off manuals to partnership arrangements whereby AST acts as your technical publications department.

We can assist you overcome short or long-term work overloads without having to resort to increased in-house resources allowing you to concentrate on core activities.

Our flexible approach to costing allows us to match your budgetary requirements by offering fixed price, stage pricing, daily rates, services of dedicated on-site personnel paid by output or a combination of approaches.

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Information Architecture

Ends users expect accurate and timely content to be delivered via the web, intranet or local software to their desktop. Too frequently technical organisations do not have the resource available or the information in the right format, to provide these services.

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