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Ron Blicq: An Oral History of the Technical Communication Field and the IEEE Professional Communication Society

Ron Blicq performs one of the roles in a difficult conversation.

Ron Blicq performs one of the roles in a difficult conversation.

Ron Blicq has been integral to the development of technical writing as a field, and to the IEEE Professional Communication Society. It’s no wonder that our award for Distinction in Technical Communication Education bears his name. In this 2007 interview, he describes his career as a Tech Comm. guru and his involvement in the IEEE PCS. His experience remains deeply informative and highly relevant to today’s technical and professional communication fields, with great insight into both the past and the future. Read and listen to his interview here.

3Q16 Issue of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

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The September 2016 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication has recently been published online. If you are a paper subscriber, you will receive the issue, printed together with the December issue, late this year. Click the link … [Continue reading]

IEEE PCS AdCom Members-at-Large Election: Candidate Bios and Procedure

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The IEEE Professional Communication Society election of Members-at-Large to the Administrative Committee for the Term 1 January 2017 - 31 December 2019 will open August 10th, 2016. We hope you will take the time to exercise your vote and help choose … [Continue reading]

Webinar: Communicating Effectively in Remote Teams

Pam Estes Brewer, author of the IEEE-Wiley book International Virtual Teams: Engineering Global Success, will be giving an IEEE-USA sponsored webinar titled "Teaming at a Distance: Learn How to Make Remote Teams Work for You and Your Company" on … [Continue reading]

Improving Communication in Existing Groups: Three Strategies

In Patricia Sheridan's last post, she discussed some team process development strategies for teams that are coming together to create effective ways of working together. But: what can an individual engineer do to make group communication happen … [Continue reading]