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Smith, Elizabeth O.

Works: 6 works in 14 publications in 1 language and 315 library holdings
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Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth O Smith
How to write for the world of work by Thomas E Pearsall( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forums, profession, and discipline of technical communication, 1971-1992 by Elizabeth O Smith( )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The technical communication profession has grown rapidly in the years 1971-1992. The changing roles and responsibilities in the workplace and in academia have created questions about the goals and identity of technical communication. Technical communication professionals question whether there is the coherence of a discipline or an emerging discipline. They also question what the common body of knowledge and procedures may be that marks technical communication as distinct from other academic and professional activities concerned with the production of text and communication of information. ... This study shows that technical communication has evolved to a discipline. Conceptual topics include Profession, Rhetoric and Composition, Document Design, Social Construction and Collaboration, and Workplace Communication. Procedures include empirical research methods (particularly collaborative ethnographic studies of the workplace) and nonempirical methods (such as rhetorical analysis). Technical communication scholars, researchers, and practitioners interact with professionals in other fields to solve problems of communication and text production."--Page viii-ix
The newsboy by Elizabeth O Smith( Visual )

1 edition published in 1978 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Identifying Competencies--Developing Meta-Skills by Elizabeth O Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A study examined a set of 78 journal articles identified as influential in technical communication (published between 1988 and 1992) and a preliminary list of 63 articles frequently cited between 1993 and 1997. The texts were organized into six topical groups: profession, rhetoric and composition, document design, social construction and collaboration, and workplace communication. These topics identify the competencies and meta-skills with which technical communication directs its problem-solving activities. Results indicate that the competencies and accompanying meta-skills reveal the literacies (stories) associated with technical communication that establish its place as a discipline--in particular, concerns for document design, text production, and workplace communication. (The table listing texts frequently cited by authors in technical communication journals is presented.) (Rs)
How to write for the world of work by Donald H Cunningham( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[The aim of this text is] to incorporate up-to-date research and communication practices and other current developments in the workplace. [The text] reflect[s] the increased diversification and professionalism of the workforce, the globalization of the workplace, and the expansion of computers and electronic media into a web of overlapping practices that have influenced all aspects of communication and have led to new perspectives on research, document design, visuals, writing, reading, speaking, and the storage, retrieval, and transmittal of information ... The unifying theme of this book [is] that workplace writing and speaking presents specific information to a specific audience for a specific purpose.-Pref
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How to write for the world of work
Alternative Names
Smith, Elizabeth Overman

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