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Wiley-IEEE PCS Series Book Nominated for CCCC Award

Teaching and Training for Global Engineering: Perspectives on Culture and Professional Communication Practices, edited by Kirk St. Amant and Madelyn Flammia, has been nominated for the 2018 College Composition and Communication Award in the Best … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication Call for Submissions: Special Issue on Data-Driven Approaches to Research and Teaching in Professional and Technical Communication (December 2018):

Guest editors: Ryan K. Boettger (University of North Texas) and Suguru Ishizaki (Carnegie Mellon University) The approaches, theories, and technologies that inform professional communication remain a consequential and ever evolving area of … [Continue reading]

1Q17 Issue of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

The March 2017 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication has recently been published online. If you are a paper subscriber, you will receive the issue, printed together with the June issue, in early June. Volume 60, Number 1, … [Continue reading]

Traci Nathans-Kelly says goodbye; welcomes Ryan Boettger to the position of Editor, IEEE PCS Book Series

In February 2017, I performed my last duties as the Editor for the IEEE Professional Communication Society’s book series. This series, backed by Wiley-IEEE Press, was and is a magnificent collection of communication and professional insights from … [Continue reading]

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]