Web Links for Technical Writers – Symbols.com


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Symbols.com contains “the world’s largest online encyclopedia of graphic symbols,” and uses an advanced index with search feature to help you find the symbol you need for your technical document.

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Web Links for Technical Writers – IEEE Professional Communication Society


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The IEEE Professional Communication Society website it’s full of professional articles related to technical communication, with an emphasis in the electrical engineering and electronics industries. This association is also present on social networks such as LinkedIn.

History

Formed in March 1957 as the IRE Professional Group on Engineering Writing, the group changed its name to the IRE Professional Group on Engineering Writing and Speech (April 1957), IEEE Professional Technical Group on Engineering Writing and Speech (1963), IEEE Group on Engineering Writing and Speech (1964), IEEE Group on Professional Communication (1971) and the IEEE Professional Communication Society (1978).

Field of Interest

The Professional Communication Society’s interests include the study, preparation, production, delivery, use, improvement, and promotion of human communication in all media in engineering and other technical and professional environments.

Web Links for Technical Writers – Occupational Outlook Handbook


Media and Communications - Technical Writers

Media and Communications – Technical Writers

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is the U.S. government’s premier source of career guidance featuring hundreds of occupations that includes information about the nature of work, working conditions, training and education, earnings, and job outlook for hundreds of different occupations. The Handbook is released biennially with its companion publication the Career Guide to Industries.

The Society of Technical Communicators worked for decades to get the US government to recognize Technical Writing as a distinct occupation. In 2010, Technical Writers was added to the Occupational Outlook Handbook and has been posted on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.