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ATTW Series in Technical and Professional Communication


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The ATTW Series in Technical and Professional Communication publishes interesting and useful work in a wide range of topics related to technical and professional communication (TPC), including but not limited to the following: assessment of TPC programs, content management systems, globalization of TPC, human-computer interaction, intercultural communication, health-care and medical communication, pedagogy of TPC, publication management, risk and crisis communication, service learning in TPC, technical and professional editing, translation of TPC, usability/user-experience and accessibility studies, visual communication, and web design and development.

 

Proposals for the series can be submitted directly to the series editor at tharon@clemson.edu.

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Dispatched and Responding: Rhetorical Work in Emergency Medical Services

Dispatched and Responding: Rhetorical Work in Emergency Medical Services

Forthcoming

Elizabeth Angeli
July 15, 2018

Dispatched and Responding: Rhetorical Work in Emergency Medical Services illustrates how the power of rhetoric, specifically the inventional and stabilizing processes of rhetorical work, facilitates communication practices in unpredictable workplaces. Like other communicators who work in dynamic...

Citizenship and Advocacy in Technical Communication: Scholarly and Pedagogical Perspectives

Citizenship and Advocacy in Technical Communication: Scholarly and Pedagogical Perspectives

Forthcoming

Godwin Agboka, Natalia Matveeva
June 01, 2018

In Citizenship and Advocacy in Technical Communication, teachers, researchers, and practitioners will find a variety of theoretical frameworks, empirical studies, and teaching approaches to advocacy and citizenship. Specifically, the collection is organized around three main themes or sections:...

Involving the Audience: A Rhetoric Perspective on Using Social Media to Improve Websites

Involving the Audience: A Rhetoric Perspective on Using Social Media to Improve Websites

Forthcoming

Lee Ann Kastman Breuch
May 31, 2018

Involving the Audience: A Rhetoric Perspective on Using Social Media to Improve examines the usability challenges raised by large complex websites and proposes ways the social web can expand usability research to address these new challenges. Using the website healthcare.gov as an initial...

Communicating Project Management

Communicating Project Management

Forthcoming

Benjamin Lauren
April 03, 2018

Communicating Project Management argues that the communication practices of project managers have necessarily become participatory, made up of complex strategies and processes solidly grounded in rhetorical concepts. The book draws on case studies across organizational contexts and combines...

Lean Technical Communication: Toward Sustainable Program Innovation

Lean Technical Communication: Toward Sustainable Program Innovation

Meredith A. Johnson, W. Michele Simmons, Patricia Sullivan
November 14, 2017

Lean Technical Communication: Toward Sustainable Program Innovation offers a theoretically and empirically-grounded model for growing and stewarding professional and technical communication programs under diverse conditions. Through case studies of disruptive innovations, this book presents a...

Scientific and Medical Communication: A Guide for Effective Practice

Scientific and Medical Communication: A Guide for Effective Practice

Scott A. Mogull
September 05, 2017

Scientific and Medical Communication: A Guide for Effective Practice prepares readers to effectively communicate in professional scientific communities. The material in this book is firmly grounded in more than 500 published research findings and editorials by scientific writers, authors, and...

Plain Language and Ethical Action: A Dialogic Approach to Technical Content in the 21st Century

Plain Language and Ethical Action: A Dialogic Approach to Technical Content in the 21st Century

Russell Willerton
June 15, 2015

Plain Language and Ethical Action examines and evaluates principles and practices of plain language that technical content producers can apply to meet their audiences’ needs in an ethical way. Applying the BUROC framework (Bureaucratic, Unfamiliar, Rights-Oriented, and Critical) to identify...

Rhetoric in the Flesh: Trained Vision, Technical Expertise, and the Gross Anatomy Lab

Rhetoric in the Flesh: Trained Vision, Technical Expertise, and the Gross Anatomy Lab

T. Kenny Fountain
May 16, 2014

Rhetoric in the Flesh is the first book-length ethnographic study of the gross anatomy lab to explain how rhetorical discourses, multimodal displays, and embodied practices facilitate learning and technical expertise and how they shape participants’ perceptions of the human body. By investigating...

Social Media in Disaster Response: How Experience Architects Can Build for Participation

Social Media in Disaster Response: How Experience Architects Can Build for Participation

Liza Potts
October 21, 2013

Social Media in Disaster Response focuses on how emerging social web tools provide researchers and practitioners with new opportunities to address disaster communication and information design for participatory cultures. Both groups, however, currently lack research toolkits for tracing participant...

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