Archives for June 2017

President’s Message, July 2017

Dear Members, We are pleased to share with you the launch of the first edition of our renewed e-newsletter—featuring research-based guidelines and principles for writing and communication that engineering professionals and technical communicators can use. It also includes announcements and other information relevant to the members. The … [Read more...]

Pitching Yourself, Part 2: Energize your Resume

  In a previous post, I wrote about your job application as an argument, and showed how we could use a rhetorical framework established by Stephen Toulmin to help your cover letters do a more effective job of connecting your evidence to the job requirements. In this post, I want to apply the ACR (Action-Context-Result) framework in order to … [Read more...]

SIGDOC ’17 Registration is Now Open

We are happy to announce that registration for SIGDOC '17 -- the ACM SIGDOC 2017 annual conference -- is now open!  To register for the conference go to​ ​ https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1981518 SIGDOC '17 will be held at Dalhousie University and the Atlantica Hotel in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia on August … [Read more...]

June 2017 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication now published online

If you are a paper subscriber, you will receive the issue, printed together with the March issue, within the next week or two. This issue contains the following articles: Research Article—Diagrams in Contracts: Fostering Understanding in Global Business Communication, by S. Passera, A. Kankaanranta, and L. … [Read more...]