Each year, more people search the Internet for health information. Through a case study conducted at a prominent health information company, I will show that technical communicators are well suited to contribute to the development of online health information. Like other technical communicators, online health information developers must make rhetorical choices based on audience needs, function within specific social contexts, and work through challenges of writing, editing, and project management.
This is a preprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in Technical Communication Quarterly © 2008 Taylor & Francis; Technical Communication Quarterly is available online at: DOI: 10.1080/10572250802100428
Willerton, Russell. (2008). "Writing Toward Readers' Better Health: A Case Study Examining the Development of Online Health Information". Technical Communication Quarterly, 17(3), 311-334.