ERIC Number: ED239263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Business, Computers, Editing, Education Work Relationship, Graphic Arts, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Inplant Programs, Inservice Education, Layout (Publications), Newsletters, Organizational Communication, Production Techniques, Program Content, Program Development, Programing, Publications, Technical Writing, Training Methods, Word Processing, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
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
Authoring Institution: Society for Technical Communication, Washington, DC.