Portfolios for Technical and Professional Communicators

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Herb J. Smith / Kim Haimes-Korn  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
216
Pub.-date
June 2006
ISBN13
9780131704589
ISBN
0131704583
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Description

For upper-level courses in Technical Communication and Professional Writing.

Portfolios for Technical and Professional Communicators is a short, practical guide that discusses how to create professional paper and electronic portfolios. Designed for technical communication and professional writing students, it covers the portfolio-building process and reinforces text concepts using guidelines, exercises, assignments and student examples. It covers design and content issues important to technical and professional communicators, and integrates examples specific to the profession.  Unique chapters offer coverage of portfolios and legal issues, portfolios and the job search, and how to use portfolios in interviews and on the job.

Features

  • Shows the process of creating professional portfolios–throughout the text.
    - Provides a structured approach for creating portfolios developed specifically for technical and professional communicators.  
  • Contains student examples, success stories and comments–throughout the text.
    - Uses student voices and samples to illustrate the portfolio building process.
    - Adds a unique dimension to the text and helps the reader learn from others’ experiences. 
  • Covers both paper and electronic portfolios–within the text.
    - Provides detailed coverage of both of these popular formats, noting the advantages and disadvantages of each.  
  • Focuses on using portfolios as a marketing tool–during the job search and interview process.
    - Provides detailed coverage of how to tailor paper and electronic portfolios for specific job requirements.
    - Uses stories to show how students and professionals have used portfolios to make the job search and interview process more successful. 
  • Includes Chapter 3, Portfolios and Legal Issues–early in the text.
    - Outlines the legal and ethical concerns related to portfolios.
    - Helps students understand how legal issues might guide their decisions in their document design and creation of their portfolios.

Table of Contents

1. What is a Portfolio?
2. Creating a Portfolio Identity and Audience
3. Portfolios and Legal Issues
4. Portfolio Contents, Design and Structure
5. The Electronic Portfolio
6. Revising for Portfolio Quality
7. Getting Feedback: Responding and Revising Portfolios
8. Portfolios and the Job Search: Getting Prepared
9. Using Portfolios in Interviews and on the Job: The Role of the Portfolio in the Changing Workplace
10.  Conclusion: Portfolios as Evolving Documents
APPENDIX


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