What does efficient technical writing need: Writing or reading research?

J.M. Ulijn, J.B. Strother

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Abstract

It is suggested that technical writing is in need of not only writing research but also solid reading research which would considerably increase the readability of technical documents. The concept of audience is examined along with readability and the reader-writer interaction. Particular attention is given to relevant activities in the Eindhoven Psycholinguistic Communication Program. It is concluded that readers from another culture (and thus another way of thinking) want not only a translation into their native language but also a cultural revision of these documents. It is hoped that American and European universities, industries, and businesses can cooperate on this matter to better serve customers on both sides of the Atlantic and later to expand to customers in other parts of the world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages134-138
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1990
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd IEEE International Professional Communication Conference - IPCC 90 - Guildford, Engl
Duration: 12 Sep 199014 Sep 1990

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE International Professional Communication Conference - IPCC 90
CityGuildford, Engl
Period12/09/9014/09/90

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