"Publications Management: Essays for Professional Communicators" is a collection of essays designed for use in academic programs in technical and professional communication and for communication professionals in the workplace. The contributors include publications managers in the workplace and academics who teach in technical and professional communication programs. Their multiple perspectives offer a broad introduction to some of the important issues publications.

part I|38 pages

Communication and the Manager

chapter Chapter 1|11 pages

Managing Technical Publications: A Growing and Changing Responsibility

ByJames W. Souther

chapter Chapter 2|10 pages

Designing Noise Audits to Improve Managerial-Employee Communication

ByRenee B. Horowitz, Robert V. Peltier

chapter Chapter 3|14 pages

Technical Communication Models That Ensure Productive Meetings

ByMarian G. Barchilon

part II|53 pages

Management and Supervision

chapter Chapter 4|14 pages

Comprehending and Aligning Professionals and Publications Organizations

ByDaniel L. Plung

chapter Chapter 5|13 pages

Culture and Anarchy: What Publications Managers Should Know about Us and Them

ByJohn G. Bryan

chapter Chapter 6|9 pages

Hiring and Managing Editorial Freelancers

ByDavid L. Armbruster

chapter Chapter 7|13 pages

Managing Internships

ByJody H. Heiken

part III|75 pages

Project Management and the Information Development Cycle

chapter Chapter 9|9 pages

Project Management: The Art of Managing Deadlines

ByBarbara Weber

chapter Chapter 10|10 pages

The Project Worksheet for Efficient Writing Management

ByJohn S. Harris

chapter Chapter 11|15 pages

Document Standardization: Maintaining Project Harmony

ByLynn H. Deming

chapter Chapter 12|9 pages

Estimating Costs for Documentation Projects

ByDavid L. Smith

chapter Chapter 13|15 pages

Team Conferences: Full Collaboration in the Report Writing Process

ByRobert M. Brown

part IV|32 pages

Legal and Ethical Issues

chapter Chapter 14|17 pages

Managing Publications According to Legal and Ethical Standards

ByCarolyn D. Rude

chapter Chapter 15|12 pages

Rhetoric, Ethical Codes, and the Revival of Ethos in Publications Management

ByStuart C. Brown

part V|41 pages


chapter Chapter 17|16 pages

Teaching Technical Communication Majors about Organizational Management

ByPaul V. Anderson

chapter Chapter 18|13 pages

A Design for a Graduate Seminar in Publications Management

ByO. Jane Allen