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Northcut, Kathryn M.; Brumberger, Eva R. – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2010
Technical communicators are expected to work extensively with visual texts in workplaces. Fortunately, most academic curricula include courses in which the skills necessary for such tasks are introduced and sometimes developed in depth. We identify a tension between a focus on technological skill vs. a focus on principles and theory, arguing that…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Visual Literacy, Theory Practice Relationship, Design
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Hailey, David; Cox, Matthew; Loader, Emily – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2010
We evaluate 45 jobs professional communicators might occupy. Specifically, we examine the impact of creativity on careers that may become more or less easily outsourced domestically or offshore in the future. We are unable to find any particular relationship between creativity, per se, and job security. Instead, we find that people with knowledge…
Descriptors: Creativity, Global Approach, Innovation, Job Security