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Reflecting on the Technical Communicator's Image

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In a national survey of STC members, nearly one-third of the respondents expressed significant frustration about their professional image. Some contended that colleagues did not respect them, others professed that supervisors did not appreciate their efforts, and still others earnestly contemplated leaving the field because of their undervalued role. Why do these unfavorable impressions exist? Perhaps our professional image aptly mirrors our professional ableness.

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Publication date: November 1, 1995

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  • Technical Communication, 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 both quantitative and qualitative research while showcasing the work of some of the field's most noteworthy writers. Among its most popular features are the helpful book reviews. Technical Communication is published quarterly and is free with membership.
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