In Memoriam: Thomas Orr

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Thomas Orr. Tom served as ProComm President from 2010-12 and guided ProComm through an IEEE Technical Activities Board Financial Committee review during that period. The review allowed our society to re-evaluate its focus on member services and to chart a … [Read more...]

Breaking the Rules: “Don’t Let Good Grammar Spoil Good Writing” and Passive/Active Voice

  Oldies can be goodies: one of the wonderful things about the IEEE PCS Newsletters Archive is that much of its advice to writers remains valid. Philip Yaffe's "Don't Let Good Grammar Spoil Good Writing," from the April 2009 IEEE PCS Newsletter, tells us why breaking grammar rules can create positive results, depending on context and … [Read more...]

ProComm 2017 Author Resources

EXTENDED DEADLINE TO MAY 19, 2017 For accepted work, please use these templates to format your drafts and final versions. When you click on the link, you will get a Word Doc to edit.  Follow the directions closely! Brief Papers Extended Abstracts Full Papers IEEE Style Guide (with citation help)  … [Read more...]

Technical Communication Special Issue: “Emerging forms of Project Management in Technical and Professional Communication”

Special Issue Editors Benjamin Lauren Michigan State University blauren@msu.edu Joanna Schreiber Georgia Southern University jschreiber@georgiasouthern.edu Overview Recently, scholarship in technical and professional communication (TPC) has examined economic and structural transformations that have influenced how projects are being managed … [Read more...]

“It’s New Job Season” Part 1: A Different Way of Thinking About you Cover Letters

The first quarter is traditionally a strong hiring season for companies, and also a time when people turn to thoughts of new jobs and career paths. Professional communication skills are key to taking advantage of those opportunities, particularly in engineering and the sciences. In a series of posts called "It's New Job Season," we're going … [Read more...]