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Archive for October, 2006

The High Costs of Translation: CPTSC Keynote

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on October 16th, 2006

CPTSC Reception/keynote San Francisco, CA Written: Day 1 10/12, local time 9:05 pm After a long day of travel and networking and the opening events of CPTSC, I am back in my hotel, with a  lovely view of the ocean (which I can’t see because it is dark). It is past midnight my time, which […]

CPTSC 2006 San Francisco Posts

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on October 16th, 2006

I attended and presented at CPTSC Oct 12-14 in San Francisco, CA and am about to put some posts up on it (one immediately and the others over the next few days). One of these I wrote right after the keynote and the rest will be written and posted directly to this. I intend to […]

What if MS had the iPod (at least the box design)?

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on October 11th, 2006

This is a video clever parody of what would happen if MS was designing the box for the iPod. It clearly shows the differences between Apple and MS products, at least as far as marketing goes. I think part of the appeal of the Apple products is the simplicity, a simplicity we do not get […]

CFP: Special Issue on Program Review and Assessment in Technical Communication

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on October 9th, 2006

Call for Proposals: Special Issue on Program Review and Assessment in Technical Communication: Perspectives from Academe and Industry Technical Communication, the journal of the Society for Technical Communication (STC), is currently soliciting article proposals for an upcoming special issue on the review and assessment of technical communication programs in higher education. This special issue will […]

Really Non-parallel Lists

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on October 9th, 2006

Parallelism of lists and other items is key in technical communication. For example, in resumes one should have a parallel list of active verbs to describe their work experience—each bullet should start with an active verb in the same tense and thus it is parallel. Another example: if one was to list… say beer and […]

ATTW is Fast Approaching

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on October 8th, 2006

For those who are interested: ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF TECHNICAL WRITING 10TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 200 word proposals due: October 15, 2006.  Conference date: Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 8:30 a.m. In conjunction with the 2007 CCCC Annual Convention, March 21-24, New York City, New York RESILIENCE: REBUILDING (IN) NEW YORK We take the City of New […]