Categorizing Audience Attitudes in Planning Professional and Technical Communication

Understanding your audience often discussed as one of the most important steps of the communication process; however, it is often the least well practiced and understood stage as well, largely because most documents (or other forms of communication) have multiple audiences, with multiple needs. In her Strategic Communication Framework, Debbie … [Read more...]

4Q15 Issue of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Another issue of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is now ready. This one features articles on various genres of interest to professional and technical communicators—instructional design, operating instructions, LinkedIn profiles, and software agreements: Research Article: EfficientlyConnecting Textual and Visual … [Read more...]

Audience Analysis as Part of a Strategic Communication Framework

Understanding your audience often discussed as one of the most important steps of the communication process; however, it is often the least well practiced and understood stage as well, largely because most documents (or other forms of communication) have multiple audiences, with multiple needs. In her Strategic Communication Framework, Debbie … [Read more...]

IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication Special Issue: Content Management

The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication has published a special issue on Component Content Management edited by Rebekka Andersen (University of California at Davis), and Tatiana Batova (Arizona State University). This is the first major peer-reviewed publication on content management in our field since 2008 and contains an update on … [Read more...]

ProComm 2016 Abstract Submission Extended: February 15, 2016, Midnight PST

If you were planning to submit to ProComm 16 but didn’t quite make the deadline, luck is with you today! Because of some technical difficulties with the submission site this week, we have extended the deadline to midnight on Monday, February 15, 2016. We welcome works in progress as well as more mature projects; the conference accepts proposals … [Read more...]

Case Study Writer: Engineering Management, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

The Case Study Initiative is transforming undergraduate engineering education. The Case Study Writer will help introduce entrepreneurial engineering concepts to students by capturing interesting stories about real engineering situations. The stories that the Case Study Writer creates must be engaging while capturing important technical points to be … [Read more...]

CFP: IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication Special Issue on Plain Language (2017)

Documentation for the general public from government entities, as well as medical, financial, and legal service providers, is often difficult for consumers to understand and follow. Such poorly prepared documents diminish consumers’ abilities to make informed decisions about their health, rights, and finances. These documents create problems for … [Read more...]