CFP: 2015 Conference of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication

Location: Utah State University, Logan, UT Dates: October 1-3, 2015 Theme:  Programmatic Perspectives: Research, Approaches, and Applications Overview As programs in our field evolve and new programs emerge, it is essential for us to take time to reflect on their sustainability and the forces affecting them – things like the availability … [Read more...]

CFP: Communication Design for Social Media: Examining Information Exchanges in Dynamic Online Spaces

Communication Design Quarterly (CDQ), the peer reviewed publication of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)’s Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication (SIGDOC) is soliciting article proposals for an upcoming special issue that will examine communication design practices for social media.  This special issue will be … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Editor-in-Chief of the Scholarly Publication Communication Design Quarterly (CDQ)

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Design of Communication (SIGDOC) is seeking an editor-in-chief and institutional home for its peer-reviewed scholarly publication Communication Design Quarterly (CDQ). Communication Design Quarterly is published four times a year (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall) and … [Read more...]

CFP: IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication: December 2016 Special Issue on Entrepreneurship Communication

Guest editor: Clay Spinuzzi (University of Texas at Austin), clay.spinuzzi@utexas.edu Entrepreneurs must communicate constantly. When they develop an innovation, look at possible markets, conduct market research, seek intellectual property protection, develop a business model, and pitch to stakeholders, they are engaging in professional … [Read more...]

Limerick 2015 International Round Table Discussion on Technical and Professional Communication

The Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) and the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) will co-host a round table discussion in the afternoon between the conclusion of the ProComm 2015 conference and the start of the ACM SIGDOC conference.  The focus of this discussion will be to examine the … [Read more...]

Engineer Your Own Success, by Anthony Fasano, now available from Wiley-IEEE

Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career, Updated and Expanded is now available as part of the IEEE-Wiley PCS book series. Focusing on basic skills and tips for career enhancement, Engineer Your Own Success is a guide to improving efficiency and performance in any engineering field. It imparts … [Read more...]

The Elements of Visual Communication, by Melissa Clarkson

Are you in the process of composing a set of slides, a handout, or some other graphical document? You may want to read Melissa Clarkson's new contribution to the site, on The Elements of Visual Communication, where she identifies key strategies for graphically communicate (A) hierarchy, (B) grouping and (C) sequence, three relationships … [Read more...]

Remembering Professor Tom Williams

It is with sadness that we are writing to tell you that Dr. Tom Williams, Emeritus Professor of the University of Washington’s Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (formerly Technical Communication), died on January 12, 2015. He passed away comfortably at home after a long illness with his extended family around him. … [Read more...]

Request for Proposals — Technical Communication Editor-in-Chief and Host Institution

The Society for Technical Communication (STC) is soliciting proposals for the editorship of Technical Communication for a three-year, renewable commitment. The first issue for the new editor will be January 2016, but the appointed editor should be available to work with the current editor in 2015. The new editor should be an accomplished … [Read more...]

Call for Student Contributions for the “Student Perspectives” Column in STC’s Intercom magazine

The Intercom magazine, the official magazine of the Society for Technical Communication (STC), is interested in highlighting the work of students enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs in technical, scientific, professional, or business communication.  To this end, the Intercom has created a new column – “Student Perspective” … [Read more...]