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The December 2019 Issue of Transactions is out!

This issue of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is a special issue on User-Generated Content and Its Effect on the Profession. The issue and its guest editorial User-Generated Content and Its Effect on Technical Communication by J. Walwema, H. Sarat-St. Peter, and F. Chong …

Award Nominations 2020

We are currently looking for nominations for our 2020 awards, specifically:

The Alfred N. Goldsmith Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering CommunicationThe Emily K. Schlesinger Award for Outstanding Service to the Professional Communication SocietyThe Ronald S. Blicq Award for Distinction in Technical Communication Education

Additional details about these …

Call for Papers: Accessibility and Professional Communication

IEEE Transactions on Professional CommunicationSeptember 2021 Issue

Guest editors: Lisa Melonçon (University of South Florida) and Nupoor Ranade (North Carolina State University)

Accessibility is the quality that ensures that all people can use information or technology regardless of disability. The publication of Melonçon’s [1] collection in 2013 …

ProComm 2020 Call for Proposals

The IEEE Professional Communication Society invites proposals for the ProComm 2020 conference regarding the study, preparation, production, delivery, use, improvement, and promotion of human communication in all media in technical, engineering, and professional environments.

Leveraging our location’s historical links to railroads, our conference theme for 2020 …

Call for Proposals: The University of Strasbourg Symposium on Usability and Design

Done in collaboration with Louisiana Tech UniversityStrasbourg, France, 3-4 April 2020

Symposium Theme: Re-thinking Usability and Design: Examining Connections to Technical Communication and LocalizationProposals Due:Monday, 2 December 2019Location: University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, FranceSymposium Website:https://usability-conference.weebly.com/

Overview of SymposiumAs technologies evolve and cultures change, the contexts in which individuals access and …

Assistant/Associate Professor, Technical Communication at Mercer University

The Technical Communication Department (TCO) announces an opening for a tenure-track position at the Associate or Assistant Professor level. Applicants’ areas of emphasis should include content strategy, digital/social media, instructional design, technical writing/editing, or usability, as well as expertise in current industry standard tools. Candidates …

ProComm 2019 Wrap-up

A wonderful venue for our reception at Aachen’s Great Hall

Aachen provided a wonderful backdrop to a great and productive conference. From the opening reception at the Forum M in the center of town, to the keynotes by Martina Ziefle and Jan Borchers, to a wonderful …

How we understand, teach, and learn about engineering ethics

Ethics has long been acknowledged as central to engineering education; yet current approaches to teaching engineering ethics fail to understand the the psychological and philosophical literature about how ethics are learned. The three dominant modes may be identified as:

The ethical theories approach: Akin to approaches …