Business and Technical Communication

Business and Technical Communication

The basic reference sources in this chapter support the search for additional
information in business and technical communications. Used appropriately, these
sources will contribute to the improvement of writing and speaking skills.

Author: Sandra E. Belanger

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313308721

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 321

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By combining research sources with an annotated bibliography this reference title locates the sources that offer practical solutions to business and technical communication problems.
Categories: Business & Economics

Integrated Business and Technical Communication 2001

Integrated Business and Technical Communication 2001

... Inc . ABOUT THE COVER Integrated Business and Technical Communications
As suggested by the high - rise structures , this book serves as a guide on how to
conquer the corporate world with the most basic tool , the power of thought and ...

Author: E. Abulencia

Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.

ISBN: 9712331881

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Page: 173

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Research in Technical Communication

Research in Technical Communication

CHAPTER Historical Methods for Technical Communication Teresa Kynell and
Bruce Seely Technical communicators are likely to find that historical methods
have great utility , for historians and technical communicators have more in
common ...

Author: Laura J. Gurak

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567506658

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 266

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This cutting-edge collection of essays outlines foundational principles of a range of methodologies in technical communication, reflecting on the process of importing and employing these methodologies into technical communication research. Written by noted scholars in the field and presenting a wide range of research methods, the book combines theory and practice in a way that will prove invaluable to technical communicators and beginning scholars alike.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Research Primer for Technical Communication

A Research Primer for Technical Communication

Technical Communication 42:284–289. Blakely, J. Paul, and Anne S. Travis.
1987. The nine-year gestation of a unified technical style guide. Proceedings
ofthe 34th International Technical Communication Conference, 63–64.
Washington ...

Author: Michael A. Hughes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135595517

Category: Computers

Page: 232

View: 663

This practical volume provides a thorough introduction to conducting and critically reading research in technical communication, complete with exemplars of research articles for study. Offering a solid grounding in the research underpinnings of the technical communication field, this resource has been developed for use in master’s level and upper-division undergraduate research methods courses in technical and professional communication.
Categories: Computers

Computer Games and Technical Communication

Computer Games and Technical Communication

What I hope RapeLay leaves us with is a renewed sense in the vigilance we
should have as technical writers to note how our work is being perceived and
replicated in ad hoc domains that value technical communication. Further, I hope
this ...

Author: Jennifer deWinter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317162612

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

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Taking as its point of departure the fundamental observation that games are both technical and symbolic, this collection investigates the multiple intersections between the study of computer games and the discipline of technical and professional writing. Divided into five parts, Computer Games and Technical Communication engages with questions related to workplace communities and gamic simulations; industry documentation; manuals, gameplay, and ethics; training, testing, and number crunching; and the work of games and gamifying work. In that computer games rely on a complex combination of written, verbal, visual, algorithmic, audio, and kinesthetic means to convey information, technical and professional writing scholars are uniquely poised to investigate the intersection between the technical and symbolic aspects of the computer game complex. The contributors to this volume bring to bear the analytic tools of the field to interpret the roles of communication, production, and consumption in this increasingly ubiquitous technical and symbolic medium.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Handbook of Technical Communication

Handbook of Technical Communication

On the technical side of communication The Handbook of Technical
Communication brings together a selection of topics that range from technical
media in human communication to the linguistic, multimodal enhancement of
present-day ...

Author: Alexander Mehler

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110224948

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 858

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The Handbook of Technical Communication brings together a variety of topics which range from the role of technical media in human communication to the linguistic, multimodal enhancement of present-day technologies. It covers the area of computer-mediated text, voice and multimedia communication as well as of technical documentation. In doing so, the handbook takes professional and private communication into account. Special emphasis is put on technical communication by means of web 2.0 technologies and its standardization in system development. In summary, the handbook deals with theoretical issues of technical communication and its practical impact on the development and usage of text and speech technologies.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Reshaping Technical Communication

Reshaping Technical Communication

Ann Blakeslee, Professor of English at Eastern Michigan University, has worked
as a medical writer in a hospital public relations department, a technical writer in
two industrial advertising agencies, and a technical communications consultant.

Author: Barbara Mirel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135660611

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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This anthology brings together voices from industry and academia in a call for elevating the status, identity, value, and influence of technical communicators. Editors Barbara Mirel and Rachel Spilka assert that technical communicators must depart from their traditional roles, moving instead in a more influential and expansive direction. To help readers explore the possibilities, contributions from innovative thinkers and leaders in technical communication propose ways to redefine the field's identity and purposes and to expand the parameters of its work. The chapters included here all point toward new directions for greater growth and influence of the field. Contributors depart from traditional ideas and solutions and discuss new and in some cases radical points, provoking further thought and discussion. Its exploration of fresh territory uncovers new research topics and directions, and provides an examination of both internal, industry-academia relationships and external relationships between technical communicators and other professionals. In its entirety, this collection represents an inclusive vision for the future, targeting such wide-ranging issues as creating effective professional organizations, disseminating research to diverse audiences, transitioning to more influential job roles, exerting leadership in usability, and creating hybrid identities and collaborative programs between industry and academic to support them. The diverse voices from industry and academia will inspire readers to think differently about the discipline's identity and direction, and to build on the ideas they find herein to effect change within their own spheres. As required reading for academics and professionals in technical communication, this collection is a critical step in reshaping and reinvigorating the technical communication field to ensure its survival and growth in the 21st century.
Categories: Psychology

Computers and Technical Communication

Computers and Technical Communication

FOREWORD Art Young Clemson University This volume addresses issues
crucial to the emerging discipline of technical communication. Its particular
purpose is to provide teachers and administrators with an understanding of the
complex ...

Author: Stuart A. Selber

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567503326

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 414

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The essays collected in this volume address the full range of pedagogical and programmatic issues specifically facing technical communication teachers and programme directors in the computer age. The authors locate computers and computing activities within the richly-textured cultural contexts of a technological society, focusing on the technical communication instructional issues that remain most important as old versions of hardware and software are endlessly replaced by new ones.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Technical Communication

Technical Communication

... team develop a shared understanding of its goals an procedures 0 Helps team
members create a shared understanding of the project's objectives 1 2 3 4 o
Helps the team develop and share a detailed plan for the finished communication
1 ...

Author: Paul V. Anderson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285687100

Category: Education

Page: 672

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Thousands of students have successfully improved their writing and design skills using Anderson's TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION: A READER-CENTERED APPROACH. Known for its treatment of the rhetorical situation and coverage of usefulness and persuasion, this edition renews the focus on the reader-centered approach and includes new learning outcomes at the start of each chapter to help students gain more from their reading. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Education

BASIC TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION

BASIC TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION

Encoding: Converting a communication message into a symbolic form. Message:
Stimuli or that which is communicated in the form of symbols, pictures, images or
words. Channel: The medium through which the message travels. Decoding: ...

Author: KAVITA TYAGI

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120342385

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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The younger generation today aspires to work for multinational corporations, large organizations, or the civil services as these are more remunerative or invest them with more power. And, with the competition becoming stiffer each passing day, the ability to communicate effectively, precisely as well as acquiring communication skills has become an important determinant in getting jobs and subsequent growth and development. A plethora of books have flooded the market to capitalize on this frantic effort of the younger generation to become adept in communication and more so in technical communication. This comprehensive book on Basic Technical Communi-cation strives to focus on the communication skills needed by professionals. One of the major aims of this text is to enable students to acquire proficiency in the English language. Divided into five parts and 19 chapters, the text deals with the four essential ingredients of communication—reading, writing, listening and speaking skills—as well as their importance, objectives, types, and methods of improving these skills. The book also discusses how these skills can be effectively applied and provides considerable practice exercises. KEY FEATURES : The text is logically organized with adequate practice in each part. Gives emphasis on grammar and pronunciation. Provides plenty of vocabulary on commonly mis-spelt words, difficult words, foreign words, and so on. This student-friendly book, suffused with practical examples, is primarily intended as a textbook for the first year students of engineering (B.Tech.) of Uttarakhand Technical University for their course on Basic Technical Communication. It will also be of immense benefit to undergraduate students and technical professionals across the country.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Solving Problems in Technical Communication

Solving Problems in Technical Communication

This book is for students who are learning about the field of technical
communication. For both newcomers and people with some experience, it
provides a coherent approach to understanding and solving problems and
developing strategies ...

Author: Johndan Johnson-Eilola

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226924083

Category: Reference

Page: 512

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The field of technical communication is rapidly expanding in both the academic world and the private sector, yet a problematic divide remains between theory and practice. Here Stuart A. Selber and Johndan Johnson-Eilola, both respected scholars and teachers of technical communication, effectively bridge that gap. Solving Problems in Technical Communication collects the latest research and theory in the field and applies it to real-world problems faced by practitioners—problems involving ethics, intercultural communication, new media, and other areas that determine the boundaries of the discipline. The book is structured in four parts, offering an overview of the field, situating it historically and culturally, reviewing various theoretical approaches to technical communication, and examining how the field can be advanced by drawing on diverse perspectives. Timely, informed, and practical, Solving Problems in Technical Communication will be an essential tool for undergraduates and graduate students as they begin the transition from classroom to career.
Categories: Reference

Digital Literacy for Technical Communication

Digital Literacy for Technical Communication

R. Stanley Dicks With the rapid and intense increase in digital literacy, technical
communication is, by many accounts, in the midst of a seismic shift (Hayhoe,
2003; Boiko, 2007; Spinuzzi, 2007). As recently as 25 years ago, most technical ...

Author: Rachel Spilka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135236755

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Digital Literacy for Technical Communication helps technical communicators make better sense of technology’s impact on their work, so they can identify new ways to adapt, adjust, and evolve, fulfilling their own professional potential. This collection is comprised of three sections, each designed to explore answers to these questions: How has technical communication work changed in response to the current (digital) writing environment? What is important, foundational knowledge in our field that all technical communicators need to learn? How can we revise past theories or develop new ones to better understand how technology has transformed our work? Bringing together highly-regarded specialists in digital literacy, this anthology will serve as an indispensible resource for scholars, students, and practitioners. It illuminates technology’s impact on their work and prepares them to respond to the constant changes and challenges in the new digital universe.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Technical Communication

Technical Communication

This full color 6th edition of Technical Communication: Process and Product guides readers through the entire writing process prewriting, writing, and rewriting developing an easy-to-use, step-by-step technique for writing the types of ...

Author: Sharon J. Gerson

Publisher:

ISBN: 013136362X

Category: English language

Page: 672

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This full color 6th edition of Technical Communication: Process and Product guides readers through the entire writing process prewriting, writing, and rewriting developing an easy-to-use, step-by-step technique for writing the types of documents they will encounter on the job. The authors' reader-friendly style engages readers in the writing process and encourages hands-on application.
Categories: English language

ADVANCED TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION

ADVANCED TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION

KAVITA TYAGI, PADMA MISRA. I TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION Introduction to
Technical Communication LEARNING OBJ ECTIVES After reading this. Chapter-
1.

Author: KAVITA TYAGI

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120341722

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 845

Businesses use technical writing extensively to communicate both within and outside the organization. And so, it is essential for an individual aspiring to be an executive to master the art of communication. This accessible and compact book on Advanced Technical Communication discusses how students can learn and master not only the basic skills of communication but also complex skills such as soft skills and skills required for preparing technical documents. The book begins with a discussion on the concept of technical communication and then it goes on to describe the differences between technical writing and general writing, and layout and format of business letters and résumé. What is more, it elaborates on technical documents such as technical proposals, reports, and specialized documents like theses, research papers and dissertations, differentiating them adequately. Finally, the text covers many of the soft skills required today, for example, presentation skills, interpersonal skills, and group discussion (GD) skills. This student-friendly book, suffused with practical examples, is primarily intended as a text for the first year students of Engineering (B.Tech.) of Uttarakhand Technical University for their course on Advanced Technical Communication. It will also be of immense benefit to undergraduate students in other universities and engineering colleges/institutes as well as technical professionals. KEY FEATURES : Provides comprehensive coverage of soft skills. Lays emphasis on corporate communication skills required for technical writing and producing technical documents by engineers and managers. Gives a critical evaluation as well as text of George Orwell’s Animal Farm.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Technical Communication and the World Wide Web

Technical Communication and the World Wide Web

Carol Lipson Syracuse University Michael Day Northern iilinois University The
term technical communication covers a large purview, indicating very different
things in different contexts. It is the title of a profession, in which writers make ...

Author: Carol Lipson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135624071

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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Over the past decade, the World Wide Web has dramatically changed the face of technical communication, but the teaching of writing has thus far altered very little to accommodate this rapidly changing context. Technical Communication and the World Wide Web offers substantial and broadly applicable strategies for teaching global communication issues affecting writing for the World Wide Web. Editors Carol Lipson and Michael Day have brought together an exceptional group of experienced and well-known teacher-scholars to develop this unique volume addressing technical communication education. The chapters here focus specifically on curriculum issues and the teaching of technical writing for the World Wide Web, contributing a blend of theory and practice in proposing changes in curriculum and pedagogy. Contributors offer classroom examples that teachers at all levels of experience can adapt for their own classes. The volume provides comprehensive coverage of the technical communication curriculum, from the two-year level to the graduate level; from service courses to degree programs. This volume is an important and indispensable resource for technical writing educators, and it will serve as an essential reference for curriculum and pedagogy development in technical communication programs.
Categories: Business & Economics

Foundations for Teaching Technical Communication

Foundations for Teaching Technical Communication

The idea for this book grew from our work on a special issue of Technical
Communication Quarterly (Summer 1993), which brought us together as
collaborators to confront and synthesize our different but overlapping
perspectives of technical ...

Author: Katherine Staples

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567503210

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

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This is designed to be a seminal textbook for researchers and teachers of scientific and technical communication. It draws together contributions from scholars in the field, covering the three broad themes of theory, practice and program design, while focusing on topics of contemporary concern. These include insights into the relevance of cognitive psychology for technical communication; ethics and multicultural issues; impact of new technologies; visual communication; design of teaching and research programmes; and quality and evaluation.
Categories: Business & Economics

Qualitative Research in Technical Communication

Qualitative Research in Technical Communication

James Conklin and George F. Hayhoe Qualitative research in the field of
technical communication has experienced explosive growth in recent years. This
fact is evident in the results of a recent bibliographical exercise (see Chapter 15
in this ...

Author: James Conklin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136935657

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

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Addressing the explosive growth in qualitative research in recent years, this volume represents the first anthology to bring together a representative sample from this growing body of work, and comments on the reasons for the extraordinary interest in qualitative research. Contributors to the volume bring forward reports of significant, structured qualitative research into various aspects of technical communication practice, addressing the questions of what new insights researchers are generating about the working reality of today’s technical communicators, and how technical communicators are perceived and treated by managers and by colleagues from other disciplines. Including examples of qualitative methodologies—including ethnography, case study, focus groups, action research, grounded theory, and interview research— used by technical communicators to strengthen their practice, the result is a rich harmony of perspectives, as diverse as the field of technical communication itself. This book will be of interest to to students and academics seeking up-to-date information on current industry practices in technical communication, as well as to practitioners in technical and professional communication. The book will also serve as a text in undergraduate seminars and courses at the master’s level.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Practical English Writing in Technical Communication

Practical English Writing in Technical Communication

His current interest includes writing books in practical English written
communication. In 2007, he published Learning Reading Comprehension and
Writing from Compositions. This book Practical English Writing in Technical
Communication ...

Author: Tsze Sun Li

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781612332826

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

View: 106

This book is the second in a series of two about developing proficiency in English business and technical communication. University students and teachers in courses such as Technical Communication, Advanced Business Communication, and Practical English Writing will find this book instrumental to improving their understanding of or instruction in written English communication skills. The book comprises six units: (1) Employment-Related Communication; (2) Summaries, (3) Definitions, Descriptions, Instructions, Guides, and Manuals; (4) Proposals; (5) Reports; (6) Tenders/ Advertisements, Brochures, Questionnaires, and Web Pages. Each unit is organized with three components: (A) Introduction (of text type), (B) Exemplars (with notes), and (C) Practice Tasks. The Practice Tasks are designed in three forms: (1) Fill-in-the-Blank, (2) Proofreading & Editing, and (3) Writing. Suggested answers/guides are appended, in addition to text type feedback forms. The total number of writing examples is 154.
Categories: Business & Economics

Scientific and Technical Communication

Scientific and Technical Communication

H A P T E R A.' Writing Scientific and Technical Texts VV' is at once a highly
individual and thoroughly social process. No two individuals approach the writing
process in exactly the same way, just as no two individuals think and believe in ...

Author: James H. Collier

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452248943

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

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Integrating multidisciplinary perspectives on the relation of rhetoric, science, technology and public policy-making to the process and product of technical communication, this textbook reformulates the issues raised by science and technology studies (STS) within the context of technical communication. The first part of the book provides a summary, critique and alternative to recent theoretical perspectives developed in the rhetoric of science and the sociology of scientific knowledge. Part Two applies these critical alternatives to the traditional practices of scientific and technical communication. The final part demonstrates how these new practices can be applied to the communication vital in forming national and local science and technology policy.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines