• 4th Reflection: A Lesson Learned- International Communication

    October 14, 2019 by

    When technical communicators reach across international lines, language is the least of their concerns.  Technical communicators are conveyors of meaning, so they are tasked with understanding the cultural nuances that make or break down the transfer of information.              Chapter 19 introduces us to Pat, an employee of Alliance X, who will develop a technical… Read more

  • 3rd Reflection: Understanding Field Approaches pp. 209-261

    September 30, 2019 by

    Lawsuits and Court Cases are Bad Business Phronesis is an ancient Greek word resurrected in the modern field of technical communication.  The authors define phronesis as a practical wisdom, but like the concepts of ethics and values, it is unclear how to code something as practical or define true wisdom without understanding the context.  Yet,… Read more

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