Editing, Authoring, and Reviewing for a Research Journal Quarterly Meeting

When: December 13, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PST .
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Presentation Description

The editor of STC’s quarterly research journal, Technical Communication, will discuss the challenges in editing a journal as well as the responsibilities of manuscript or book reviewers and the opportunities for prospective authors. If you have ideas for articles or questions or suggestions for the editor, this is the webinar for you.

A recording of the meeting will be available for download after this event.
In the first part of this quarterly membership meeting, SIG leaders will present news items related to the Technical Editing SIG.

This meeting is open to SIG members for free and non-SIG members for a small fee.

Cost and Registration

This SIG event will be open to Technical Editing SIG members and non-members.
  • TE SIG members: $0
  • Other STC members: $10 (The cost to join our SIG for the rest of the year!)
  • Non-members: $20 (The cost to attend this event only, as a non-member.)

Register for the Webinar
Use the form below to register for the event. You must register for this event to receive the GoToMeeting link.

How to Participate

Access the Handouts in Advance: Download the presentation handouts before the event. They will be available in the file gallery several days in advance. (Non-members should refer to the link in the confirmation email for access.)

Join the Webinar: On the day of the event, follow the instructions that were sent to you by Eventbrite. Important: You must register to receive your link to the webinar.
To access the audio component of the webinar, you can:
  • Use your computer's speakers and connection, or
  • Use your telephone to dial into the conference

Participate in the Comments Panel: Attendees may type questions or comments in the panel, monitored by a webinar program manager during the program.

Access the recorded webinar: After the event, the recorded webinar will be available in the file gallery for all SIG members. Non-members will be provided with a link to the recording.

Speaker Profile

Sam Dragga is Editor-in-Chief of Technical Communication and Professor Emeritus of Technical Communication at Texas Tech University. He is co-author of The Essentials of Technical Communication (Oxford University Press, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2018), Reporting Technical Information (Oxford University Press, 2002, 2006), and Editing: The Design of Rhetoric (Baywood, 1989) as well as series editor of the Allyn & Bacon Series in Technical Communication (19 titles).

He has authored or co-authored a score of articles in journals and collections on ethics, information design, and intercultural communication. He is a Fellow of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) and a recipient of STC’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication and the National Council of Teachers of English Award for Best Book in Technical and Scientific Communication and Best Article Reporting Historical Research in Technical and Scientific Communication. He served as president of ATTW (1997-1999) and initiated the organization’s annual conference in 1998. He was also chair of the TTU Department of English (2002-2012).

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