Technical communication

Authored by: Saul Carliner

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Professional Communication

Print publication date:  February  2014
Online publication date:  February  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415676199
eBook ISBN: 9781315851686
Adobe ISBN: 9781317916437

10.4324/9781315851686.ch8

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Abstract

The professional practice of technical communication is:

a broad field and includes any form of communication that exhibits one or more of the following characteristics: ●

Communicating about technical or specialized topics, such as computer applications, medical procedures, or environmental regulations.

Communicating by using technology, such as web pages, help files, or social media sites.

Providing instructions about how to do something, regardless of how technical the task is or even if technology is used to create or distribute that communication.

(Society for Technical Communication 2012 )

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