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IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Issue 1 • March 1997

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  • Electronic Literacies in the Workplace: Technologies of Writ-ing [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):54 - 55
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  • Human Factors for Technical Communicators [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):55 - 56
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  • The Complete Guide to Writing and Producing Technical Manuals and Handbook for Preparing Engineering Documents: From Concept to Completion [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):56 - 57
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  • Writing Like an Engineer: A Rhetorical Education [Book Revews]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):58 - 59
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  • How public relations professionals are managing the potential for sabotage, rumors, and misinformation disseminated via the Internet by computer hackers

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):28 - 33
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    The paper examines how public relations professionals are dealing with the potential for sabotage, rumors, and misinformation spread via the Internet by computer hackers. The author examines the public relations profession from a systems theory perspective and attempts to outline skills necessary for organizational survival in the new information age. Original data was gathered from a sample popul... View full abstract»

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  • Measuring the translatability of Simplified English in procedural documents

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):4 - 12
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    The paper reports the results of a study that tested the translatability of a restricted language, called Simplified English (SE), as used in maintenance procedures in the airline industry. The study examined the effect of document type (SE versus non-SE) and procedure (procedure A versus procedure B) on the quality and ease of translation for native speakers of Spanish, Chinese, or Japanese. The ... View full abstract»

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  • Special Section on Electronic Media and Corporate Communication

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):26 - 27
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  • Tackling the needs of foreign academic writers: a case study

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):20 - 25
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    Foreign engineers and scientists must publish their research in professional journals in English, but they often lack the proficiency and skills to do so successfully. The commentary describes a course that teaches these skills to Ph.D. students before they enter the job market. The techniques described are also effective tools for teaching professionals in the workplace View full abstract»

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  • Groupware: if you build it, they may not come

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):48 - 53
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    Groupware software promises to increase productivity by providing users with a common interface from which they may access a variety of software programs that they may then work with in a variety of ways. While groupware technology can perform the many tasks it is designed to do, it is more difficult for people to become comfortable and productive with new technological tools. This is especially t... View full abstract»

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  • “Who's reading my e-mail?”: a study of professionals' e-mail usage and privacy perceptions in the workplace

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):34 - 40
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    E-mail privacy in the workplace has emerged as one of the most complex ethical and legal issues confronting corporate communication in the electronic age. The paper discusses the array of legal and ethical concerns of e-mail privacy in the workplace. Building on the existing body of knowledge on the topic, the results of a research study are presented which explore the similarities and differences... View full abstract»

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  • Intel's Pentium chip crisis: an ethical analysis

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):13 - 19
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    In October 1994 a mathematics professor informed the Intel Corporation that its Pentium chip had a flaw which caused mathematical errors. Intel's response to the professor and its customers created a backlash of anger and a public relations crisis. By analyzing Intel's actions using the work of two relevant ethical philosophies, the article shows that some of the company's errors in public relatio... View full abstract»

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  • Videoconferencing as a communication tool

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):41 - 47
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    With videoconferencing available on the desktop, the technology is becoming feasible for small- to medium-sized companies, as well as mobile workers. Videoconferencing applications range from internal company communications, educating and training remote employees, to telecommuting. It can even eliminate certain travel requirements, thereby cutting costs. In spite of several factors which are fuel... View full abstract»

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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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