Core Competencies: The Essence of Technical Communication
What is essential about technical communication? What core competencies define us and differentiate us from other professions? As the Society for Technical Communication prepares to celebrate its Golden Anniversary next year, I think that it’s appropriate to ask these questions and attempt to answer them, both for ourselves and for those who ask us what it means to be a technical communicator.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 1, 2002
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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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