Five Ways Engineers Can Improve Their Writing

RHouseOur expertise and resources are on display this month in The Institute, IEEE’s news magazine. A few weeks ago, Richard House, our society’s president, and Jessica Livingston, one of his co-authors on The Engineering Communication Manual, spoke with John R. Platt-a technical communication expert in his own right and The Institute’s resident expert on career development for engineers.

John built their conversation into a collection of tips called “Five Ways Engineers Can Improve Their Writing.” The first of these, Know your Audience, is an essential but often neglected step in the communication process. “Analyzing the needs of your audience is a technical process, just like any engineering challenge,” House says. Read the rest of these important tips in The Institute.