ERIC Number: ED149355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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What Consultation and Freelance Writing Can Do for You and for Your Students.
Muller, John A.
This paper advises teachers of technical writing to "practice what they preach" by occasionally doing field work in technical communication. The possibilities for off-campus work include consultation, perhaps for an in-house manual of technical writing procedures and skills, editing assignments for businesses and public agencies, and freelance writing for technical rather than scholarly publications. Such nonacademic work enables technical-writing teachers to expose more people to the value of technical-writing skills, to put classroom theory into practice, and to modify theory with on-the-job experience. Technical-writing instructors, in effect, become better teachers by becoming better practitioners of their subject. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (28th, Kansas City, Missouri, March 31-April 2, 1977)