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ERIC Number: ED239263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 485
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-914548-39-5
Proceedings: International Technical Communication Conference (30th, St. Louis, Missouri, May 1-4, 1983).
Society for Technical Communication, Washington, DC.
Prepared by representatives of government, business, industry, and education, the papers in this compilation deal with a variety of aspects of technical communication. The approximately 150 papers are arranged according to the following categories: advanced technology applications, graphics and production, management and professional development, research education and training, and writing and editing. Specific topics covered in the papers include the following: (1) taking the mystery out of computers; (2) how to write a great user's manual; (3) computerized reading analysis; (4) automating the writing process; (5) tailor made retrieval systems; (6) the importance of the designer in the process of developing technical documentation; (7) the information film; (8) photography and the publication process; (9) recruiting and hiring technical writers and editors; (10) design, development, and implementation of a total quality control system; (11) stress management for technical communication; (12) the relationship between academia and industry; (13) developing academic technical communication programs; (14) teaching technical students to communicate; (15) developing student job hunting skills; (16) technical writing as a career; and (17) interpersonal relationships for writers and editors. (FL)
Society for Technical Communication, 815 15th St., N.W., Suite 506, Washington, DC 20005 ($25.00 member, $45.00 non-member); Univelt, Inc., P.O. Box 28130, San Diego, CA 92128 (write for price).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Technical Communication, Washington, DC.