ERIC Number: ED095537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
For the Technical Communicator: Pursuing Professional Identity and Maturity. Professional Paper No. 8-74.
Cogan, Eugene A.
The concept of technical communication as a "profession" is examined. Discussion of the attributes of a technical communication profession centers around the services provided, the characteristics of the individual, and the characteristics of the group. Groups similar in origin and state of professionalization to technical communication are also discussed. Six prescriptions and four proscriptions are offered as basic guidelines for the professionalization of technical communicators. It is projected that the technical communication profession will continue to evolve and prosper, will gradually assume more of the trappings of older, established professions, and will become a more highly specialized and technical field requiring specialized and technical training. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.