Technical communication in the United Kingdom: the academic and professional contexts

Yvonne Cleary, Marie McCullagh

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Abstract

Although technical communication is an active field of work in the United Kingdom, currently no academic programs are offered in this discipline. Interviews with practitioners, a company owner, and members of the board of the Institute for Scientific and Technical Communicators explore technical communication in the UK, specifically focusing on education and training, professional associations and communities, professional practice, and the future of the discipline. Findings reveal that, without an academic foundation, the profession is relatively unknown and practitioners have qualifications in other, sometimes unrelated, disciplines. While the current labor market is positive, interviewees are uncertain about future developments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (ProComm)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-5563-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-5564-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2020
Event2020 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (ProComm) - Kennesaw, United States
Duration: 19 Jul 202022 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2020 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (ProComm)
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)2158-091X
ISSN (Electronic)2158-1002

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (ProComm)
CountryUnited States
CityKennesaw
Period19/07/2022/07/20

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