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This is the first collection of narratives by practicing technical communicators telling their own personal stories about the workplace and their lives on the job. The authors portray a wide range of jobs: writers, editors, interface designers, marketing writers, and trainers working in 9 different technical fields, including software, R&D, engineering , medicine, transportation, and telecommunications. The stories vividly demonstrate the unique power of narrative as a teaching and learning tool. Unlike fabricated cases, these real-life narratives show new and veteran technical writers at work on the job, dealing with tasks, clients, and co-workers, and revealing their insights, values, and attitudes about their work. The stories also show the skills required in the profession and the ethical and other issues raised in the course of the workday. For anyone interested in technical communication and professional writing.
Noting the lack of first-hand accounts by practitioners in technical communications for students entering the field, Savage (Illinois State U.) and Sullivan (Michigan Technological U.) have gathered 23 stories by writers in medicine, freight safety, editing, marketing, civil engineering, and research and development. They fall into the broad categories of getting started in the profession, the technical communication process, and lives outside the job. They are not indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)