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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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

“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 … [Continue reading]

Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor of English starting in August 2017. The position requires teaching professional and technical communication courses, as well as developing … [Continue reading]

RFP for Guest Editorship and Special Issue Topic: IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

December 2018 Issue The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication requests proposals for guest editorship and special issue topic for the December 2018 issue. Anyone may propose a topic and apply for guest editor status. Guest editors … [Continue reading]

CFP: CEEA 2017 in Toronto

The Canadian Engineering Education Association's Annual Conference - CEEA2017 will be hosted by the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario from June 4 to 7, 2017, and there's still time to get your paper in! … [Continue reading]

Submissions for IEEE ProComm 2017 Now Open!!

We look forward to seeing your proposals, reading your papers, and seeing you in Madison!!  Submission deadline extended until January 13, 2017! http://sites.ieee.org/pcs/procomm2017/ … [Continue reading]

Communication Across Borders: Strategies for International Group Communication and Cooperation

Increasingly, engineering projects are crossing national boundaries.  Groups working together are having to work in virtual, physically dispersed teams, making communication practices both more challenging and more essential to the success of a … [Continue reading]