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IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Issue 3 • Date Sept. 1986

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): c1
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  • Inside front cover

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): c2
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  • Helping engineers communicate

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 1
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    DURING the past few months, members of the Professional Communication Society (PCS) Administrative Committee (AdCom) have been reevaluating their specific areas of activity, establishing long-range goals, and writing formal plans to achieve these objectives. View full abstract»

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  • What I'm taking to the desert island

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 2
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    ANDRE Previn, music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, was asked by a reporter what ten books he would want to have if he were marooned on a desert island. He answered that one of the books he'd want was a book on how to build a boat. View full abstract»

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  • The role of language in preventing or ameliorating job burnout

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):3 - 9
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    The author advocates developing language awareness as an essential communication skill for preventing or ameliorating occupational burnout. He describes language problems that he terms allness statements, polarization, blindering, bypassing, abstraction problems, frozen evaluation, and fact-interference confusion, and links them to the prevention or remediation of job burnout. View full abstract»

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  • The quest for style

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):10 - 18
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    A description is given of software currently available for analyzing and editing the style of word-processed documents, usually those written by nonprofessional communicators. The packages covered are Grammatik II, Rightwriter, Punctuation and Style, Electric Webster, and PC style. View full abstract»

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  • Reverse engineering: The outline as document restructuring tool

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):19 - 22
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    It is proposed that outlining be used to increase the efficiency of restructuring a longer document or developing a composite test from several sources. A five-step procedure to effect such a `reverse engineering' of documents is detailed. View full abstract»

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  • The readers' forum

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):23 - 24
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  • Proposal costs: Meeting the milestones on time, on budget

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):25 - 28
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  • Product documentation with a purpose

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):29 - 30
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    The author maintains that in many components, product specifications written by or for a single department fail to meet the overall company needs. He argues that all such documentation should be structured to allow easy traceability of important product information to the authorizing source, as well as early verification that the end product will be what was originally intended. View full abstract»

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  • The standardization of publishing practices: An introduction to organizations and the standards process

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):31 - 34
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    The authors describe two of the organizations involved in standards development in the US: the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). They discuss the mechanism for standards development, the life cycle of a standard, and the revision of American National Standard Z39.18-1974, Guidelines for Format and Production of Scientific and T... View full abstract»

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  • Book reviews: How to write and publish engineering papers and reports second edition

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 35
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  • Writing for success

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):35 - 36
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    This book is aimed at persons in the work force who want to acquire good writing skills in order to “increase their chances for success.” The first section, entitled “Writing and the Successful Manager,” emphasizes that all managers should be concerned with creating an image of success and looks at how writing can either enhance or detract from that image. This section ... View full abstract»

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  • Getting the job done — A guide to better communication for office staff

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 36
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    This book is part of the Scott, Foresman ProCom series, which has been created “to bring the very latest thinking about human communication to the attention of working professionals.” Getting the Job Done offers practical solutions to office-related communication problems. This book is aimed at persons who entered the business world some years ago at the “secretarial level,&#x... View full abstract»

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  • An introduction to text processing

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):36 - 37
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    An introduction to text processing is intended for computer science students with a background in computer terminology and programming. The author discusses various aspects of the way a computer handles a particular document or text and how computer scientists can make the computer more efficient and user-friendly. The design of computer software is discussed from the standpoint of the programmer ... View full abstract»

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  • Writing better computer user documentation

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 37
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    Writing better computer user documentation teaches good documentation practices by means of a process model that reflects current industry procedures. The book is more philosophical than its highly prescriptive and pedantic predecessors, and its emphasis is on writing for the computer industry, not on writing in general with computers thrown in as an afterthought. Its major audience is data proces... View full abstract»

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  • 1986 IEEE professional communication society conference

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 38
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    Charlotte, North Carolina, is the site of the IEEE PCS International Conference, October 22–24, 1986. The Conference is the Society's annual opportunity for engineer communicators from around the world to renew acquaintances, learn of new developments, and make new friends. View full abstract»

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  • IEEE transactions on professional communication

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 39
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  • Call for papers

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 40
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  • [Back inside cover]

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): c3
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  • [Blank page - back cover]

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): c4
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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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George F. Hayhoe
Mercer University School of Eng.