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Using Numbers in Technical Documents

For engineers, like physicists, numbers are as important as words in reporting on their work, and carry much of the meaning behind their technical documents. However, how we write these numbers – and how we integrate them with text – may … [Continue reading]

Using Metacommunication to Create Better Teams: Pam Brewer

Communication is pivotal to effective team performance; however, establishing good communication practices can be challenging, especially with teams that interact virtually and span across cultures with different expectations for communication. … [Continue reading]

The Fully Integrated Engineer: Combining Technical Ability and Leadership Prowess


The latest Wiley-IEEE Professional Communication Society book, The Fully Integrated Engineer: Combining Technical Ability and Leadership Prowess by Steven Cerri, is now out. College teaches you to be a good engineer. But it's likely that your … [Continue reading]

“What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team”: New York Times


Most working engineers work in teams on a daily basis, making teams important to a company's productivity. Teams skills can be essential for improving and optimizing team performance. In fact, we've published several articles on team communication … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]