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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]

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]