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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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Editing in the Modern Classroom

Editing in the Modern Classroom

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Michael Albers, Suzan Flanagan
February 12, 2019

Editing in the Modern Classroom is a research‐based collection that defines the current state of technical editing pedagogy and plots a potential roadmap for its future. It examines current academic and professional editing practices, the global and corporate contexts of technical communication...

Creating Intelligent Content with Lightweight DITA

Creating Intelligent Content with Lightweight DITA

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Carlos Evia
December 17, 2018

  Creating Intelligent Content with Lightweight DITA documents the evolution of the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) – a widely used open standard for structuring technical content. DITA has grown in popularity and features since its origins as an internal grammar for structuring...

Rhetorical Work in Emergency Medical Services: Communicating in the Unpredictable Workplace

Rhetorical Work in Emergency Medical Services: Communicating in the Unpredictable Workplace

1st Edition

Elizabeth L. Angeli
September 11, 2018

Rhetorical Work in Emergency Medical Services: Communicating in the Unpredictable Workplace details how communicators harness the power of rhetoric to make decisions and communicate in unpredictable contexts. Grounded in a 16-month study in the emergency medical services (EMS) workplace, this text...

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

1st Edition

Lee Ann Kastman Breuch
September 04, 2018

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

Citizenship and Advocacy in Technical Communication: Scholarly and Pedagogical Perspectives

Citizenship and Advocacy in Technical Communication: Scholarly and Pedagogical Perspectives

1st Edition

Godwin Y. Agboka, Natalia Matveeva
June 18, 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:...

Communicating Project Management: A Participatory Rhetoric for Development Teams

Communicating Project Management: A Participatory Rhetoric for Development Teams

1st Edition

Benjamin Lauren
March 22, 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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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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