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Unformatted text preview: Writing is a “threshold” skill Considered in professional advancement Almost half of the cost of managing business is the result of poor communication 80 percent of Fortune 400 companies note writing skills as the organization’s greatest weakness It is frequent and widespread Technical communication is the process of making and sharing information in the workplace It is also a set of tangible applications that are the end result of that process – a report, an e-mail or a presentation To present information in a way that people can ◦ Understand it easily ◦ Use it safely ◦ Use it effectively ◦ Use it efficiently Technical Communicators ◦ Employed within an organization or contracted to produce a variety of written material ◦ May be a writer, editor, graphic artist, designer, Webmaster, or production spet Technical Professionals ◦ Technically trained individuals, working in a professional capacity ◦ People who write as a part of the normal business day Email Memos Proposals Reports: informational, accident, trip, progress, completion Business letters: sales, inquiry, customer, claim, contracts Sales material Employee information Standard operating procedures Work orders and requisitions Technical writing:...
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2012 for the course ITEC 3290 taught by Professor Dunn during the Spring '12 term at East Carolina University .

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