Technical Communication

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I advocate a broad approach to understanding and practicing the communication of technical information. In dominantly written forms - what is classically named documentation - it spans content management, presentation, and wordsmithing, and stretches into constructing arguments, and reporting on research. Beyond written forms, these matters include the development of training materials, and preparing and delivering conducted learning experiences, including the synchronization of training and written forms.

This is a heavy payload for a single subject, but the times demand a highly advanced holism to accommodate subject matter, for media-savvy audiences, complex technology-laden subjects, deep academia in its most linguistically-specialized forms, and publicly-discussed product functionality and problem-solving. The problem is that we can't leave the traditionally-formed media stuck in archaic mud. Why, for example, do academic materials need to cost a fortune to obtain? Can't peer review boards be privately-managed collaboratories enabled through modern media and then the resultant materials land on publicly accessible publishing systems?


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