Wiki Tag: development

Roadmap to Career Development

Career Development Career development in technical communication, like that of other fields, requires that a communicator select a field, often called a domain, in which to concentrate writing. Some professionals call this a specialty, implying a specific work environment such as information technology, corporate communication, health communication, or government policy writing.  New technical communicators can learn […]

Searching for a Job

Job Search Resources STC Career Center STC’s Technical Communication Career Center (TC3) is the place for technical communicators and their potential employers to find each other. STC members have free access to the job seeker portion of the website. MediaBistro Job Listings has jobs aimed at people working in the media. MSN Careers @jobbiejobs (on Twitter) […]

Educational Resources for Technical Communicators

STC Educational Resources STC offers a range of eductional and network opportunites. Some are restricted to members; others are open to all. Technical Communication Online, the online version of the Society’s journal, publishes articles about the practical application of technical communication theory and serves as a common arena for discussion by practitioners. Technical Communication includes […]

Pursuing Basic Developmental Opportunities

Entry-Level Skills Technical Editing: The Practical Guide for Editors and Writers, by Judith Tarutz Clear Technical Writing, by John Brogan Consulting and Independent Contracting SIG activities include an supporting active email discussion list, maintaining the online book “Getting Started in Consulting & Independent Contracting,” surveying SIG members on business practices, and conducting consulting seminars and […]

Professional Development

Professional Development in Technical Communication The professional development domain guides technical communicators as they choose to work in technical communication and pursue educational opportunities, and then seek employment and invest in ongoing professional development. Throughout their careers, technical communicators must keep pace with–and often contribute to–evolving academic theory and scholarship. They must also adapt to continually […]

Identifying Educational Opportunities

One good way to identify educational opportunities is through the STC Academic Programs Database.  This database lists over 100 colleges and universities world-wide. Other opportunities include conferences and professional associations that offer certificates of achievement for conference or workshop participation. Attend a Conference The STC Technical Communication Summit is an annual event featuring education sessions, […]

Designing Programs and Courses

Program and Course Development Many strong degree programs and individual courses are available as models. The STC Academic Database is an excellent place to find program information. If you are considering designing a degree program, certificate program, or even an individual course, consider asking the following questions first: Who wants or needs this course, certificate, […]

Communication Design and Development

Overview This is a selected list of knowledge, skills, and abilities related to communication (information) design and development. Analyzing and Problem Solving recognize patterns and relationships identify logical fallacies        synthesize discrete pieces of data to form concepts analyze communication problems establish measurable goals or objectives to address problems conduct needs assessment to understand audience, […]

Choosing a Specialty Field or Industry

Specialty Fields and Industries One of the main requirements of a practicing technical communicator is what is called domain knowledge. This can mean subject matter in which one writes about one of the following (to name a few): education science finance industry (of various sorts) public policy public health medicine pharmaceuticals Some college students meet this […]

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