Business and Technical Communication: A Guide to Writing Professionally
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Business and Technical Communication: A Guide to Writing Professionally provides a communication foundation for professionals in business and technical industries. This text aims to guide those whose roles do not exclusively require writing and editing but whose day-to-day responsibilities demand that they focus in technical or business careers in which a professional level of communication is required.
Business and Technical Communication: A Guide to Writing Professionally:
- includes the most critical communication-oriented needs of professionals.
- features a conclusion to each chapter.
- covers topics including audience, collaboration, presentations, and more!
Chapter 1: Principles of Professional & Technical Communication
Chapter 2: Audience
Chapter 3: Gaining, Retaining, and Advancing Employment
Chapter 4: Social Media and Intellectual Property
Chapter 5: Working and Writing Collaboratively
Chapter 6: Document, Poster, and Slide Presentation Design
Chapter 7: Telephone, Text, Email, Letters, and Memos
Chapter 8: Reports, Proposals, and White Papers
Chapter 9: Stand Alone and Supplemental Documents
Chapter 10: Presentations
Maribeth (Betsy) Schlobohm is a Clinical Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), where she teaches Small Group Communication and Professional and Technical Communication. Prior to teaching at UTD, she taught at LeTourneau University. Schlobohm is coauthor of Business and Technical Communication: A Guide to Writing Professionally, published by Kendall Hunt and now in its second edition.
Schlobohm is also an attorney and mediator. She focuses her private legal practice on small businesses, estate planning and probate, and mediation. She has conducted more than 575 mediations and is a Texas Mediator Credentialing Association (TMCA) credentialed Distinguished Mediator.
Christopher (Chris) J. Ryan is the Director of Professional & Technical Communication at the Harry W. Bass, Jr. School of Arts, Humanities, & Technology at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). In addition to teaching Professional and Technical Communication, Ryan has taught undergraduate courses in Rhetorical Framing Analysis in News Stories and Visual Rhetoric, as well as graduate courses in Visual Rhetoric and Teaching Firstyear Writing. Ryan received the UTD Arts & Humanities Victor Worsfeld Outstanding Teaching Award in 2019.
Prior to joining the UTD faculty in 2009, Ryan served in various leadership roles during a 25-year career at EDS/HP. Among his many roles, Ryan served as Manager of Editing & Writing in Corporate Communications, Director of Campus Recruiting, Director of Asia/Pacific Human Resources, Director of Staffing, and Development Consultant for Executives during his tenure with the company.
Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from St. Edward’s University, where he graduated summa cum laude; a Master of Arts in Advertising from The University of Texas at Austin; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Technical Communication and Rhetoric from Texas Tech University.