Title

Document Production for Technical Writers

Type of Culminating Activity

Graduate Student Project

Graduation Date

12-1-1992

Degree Title

Master of Arts in English

Department

English

Major Advisor

Mike Markel

Abstract

Effective technical communication depends on the quality of the presentation as well as on the content. In fact, the presentation may very well determine whether the content is ever read or used. Each piece of literature—a sales brochure, set of instructions, technical article, company newsletter, or proposal—competes with a myriad of others. Catalogs, direct-mail solicitations, and newsletters fill the mailboxes—and often the wastebaskets. Those with an appearance that attracts attention and creates a favorable impression have the best chance of achieving their purposes.