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Profession in Search of a Metaphor

The challenge for technical communication is the same one that business schools face – there is no underlying discipline that already exists in the academy on which to build it. Engineers have physics, but engineering is not physics. Doctors have … Continue reading

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Heart of Technical Communication

Tools and trends in information technology are changing the way we communicate and, at the same time, the way we communicate is transforming the technological arena in which we work. Technical communicators are at the heart of these trends and … Continue reading

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Foundational Skills in Engineering

Every once in a while I become philosophical about my work and about the schooling I’ve received. This is something I have wanted to write for a long time (and on which I may expand more later). In my study … Continue reading

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