goals - decisions on these questions 1.5.4 Is Produced...

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goals. For example, a state government department that oversees vocational-education programs submits an annual report to the state legislature, as well as a lot of technical information produced for the public: flyers, brochures, pamphlets, radio and television ads, and course materials. These documents help the department secure its funding and reach its audience. Technical documents also reflect an organization’s culture. Some organizations have a rigid hierarchy and expect employees to format their documents in a particular way and to write only to their immediate supervisors and to others on their own level. In other organizations, the culture permits or even encourages employees to make their own
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Unformatted text preview: decisions on these questions. 1.5.4 Is Produced Collaboratively Although you will often work alone in writing short documents, you will probably work as part of a team in producing more-complicated documents. Collaboration can range from having a colleague review your two-page memo to working with a team of a dozen technical professionals and technical communicators on a 200-page catalog. Collaboration is common in technical communication because no one person has all the information, skills, or time to create a large document. Writers, editors, designers...
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