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IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Issue 1 • Date June 1977

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): c1
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  • Title page

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 1
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  • Foreword

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 1
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    DURING 1976 the IEEE Group on Professional Communication took stock of its members and redefined its goals as 1) helping engineers improve their communication skills and 2) informing them of new ideas and methods in communication. View full abstract»

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  • Terminal access technology of the 1990's

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):2 - 6
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    Terminal technology in the next two decades will be based largely on current and near-future research and development (R&D) which, in turn, is based largely on what today's terminal users and R&D managers think will be wanted in the future. In the realm of office work, the R&D priority is predicted to be the use of computers to regain the advantages of 1) human communication, e.g., in ... View full abstract»

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  • Background and status of the EPC-II experiment

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):2 - 6
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    EPC-II is a cooperative program sponsored by the National Science Foundation between Stanford Research Institute and three technical journals (Computing Reviews, Computing Surveys, and Sociological Quarterly) to obtain data for predicting the economic, operational, and technical feasibility of an automated Editorial Processing Center (EPC). Included in this status report are discussions of the org... View full abstract»

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  • Text editing

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):13 - 15
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    Programming and English text writing are creative activities that usually require editing, and both kinds of editing can be enhanced via computer. Microprocessors with as little as 4 kbytes of memory can be used. Choice of hardware and its limitations are discussed. Differences between program editing and English text editing can be reflected in software but are note incompatible. Software feature... View full abstract»

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  • Technical writing is different

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):15 - 17
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    Knowing how to express oneself properly is a necessity in today's technical world. The technical writer must use correct grammar and exact language in his descriptions of precise, technical subjects. He must learn how to adapt his personal style to the impact he wants to make. In addition, he must learn how to communicate to various levels of audiences. Also, he should learn to use graphic aids in... View full abstract»

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  • Tips on technical writing

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):17 - 19
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    A technical writer must keep the needs of his readers in mind. His primary purpose is to explain technical material, and a key to accomplishing this is simplicity. Factors to be concerned with are abstract words and meanings, generalization, passive description, capitalization, and hyphenation. View full abstract»

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  • Paragraphing in technical writing

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):20 - 23
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    To be used as a tool of professional writing, paragraphing must involve style organization, and a recognizable flow of thought. These characteristics are reviewed with examples, and emphasis is put on the use of a summarizing topic sentence. View full abstract»

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  • The treatment of technical names

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):23 - 26
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    `Rules-of-thumb' are developed for guidance in the handling of technical names so that readers can benefit-rather than suffer-from italization, and other stylistic conventions in technical writing. The discussion also promotes the elimination of jargon, special meanings and ad hoc abbreviations. View full abstract»

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  • How to use a trademark in text

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):27 - 29
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    A trademark may be a valuable asset to its owner but this `property' can be lost through improper use by the owner or by others. The do's and don'ts of trademark protection provide grammatical rules for the use of a trademark in written material. View full abstract»

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  • Report construction: Tables

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):29 - 32
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    The basic principles of `patterning' numerical data into tables are explained and illustrated with examples. The use of similarities between tables and graphs can help in visualizing the table's structural framework. Grouping information to bring out relationships can allow the significance of the data to be grasped more quickly by the reader. Other key requirements for clarity include 1) choosing... View full abstract»

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  • How to write a scientific paper

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):32 - 37
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    The well-written scientific paper has two essential ingredients: organization and appropriate language within that organization. The component parts of a scientific paper are reviewed: title, abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgement, and literature cited; and, with quoted material, inappropriate language use is illustrated. View full abstract»

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  • Punctuation

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):38 - 44
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    Much of punctuation is arbitrary, except for the period and question mark. However, there are sound rules worth mastering, for the use of punctuation to make things clearer or reading easier. Included here from the author's book The Careful Writer are commentary on use of the apostrophe, colon, comma, dash, exclamation point, hyphen, parentheses, period, question mark, quotation marks, and semicol... View full abstract»

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  • Alfred N. Goldsmith award of the IEEE group on Professional Communication

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):45 - 46
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  • IEEE group on Professional Communication information for authors

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 46
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  • IEEE group on Professional Communication membership information

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 47
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  • IEEE membership information

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 48
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  • Inside back cover

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): c3
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Aims & Scope

The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to applied research on professional communication--including but not limited to technical and business communication. It has been published since 1957 by the Professional Communication Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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George F. Hayhoe
Mercer University School of Eng.