Editors insure content matches audience readiness for it

My technical editing students are working on a developmental edit on some assembly instructions from Ikea. To help them make good recommendations, we’ve been discussing how to help content creators address the readers’ readiness for that content. Readiness is a concept borrowed from leadership research (the Hersey-Blanchard Situational Leadership theory) to describe how able and…

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Technical Writing for Engineers [The Ultimate Guide]


Engineers often believe technical writing to be highly-detailed documentation for fellow engineers. In fact,
technical writing is a style that takes complex information and clearly explains it to a specific audience.

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Technical Writing for Engineers [The Ultimate Guide]


Engineers often believe technical writing to be highly-detailed documentation for fellow engineers. In fact,
technical writing is a style that takes complex information and clearly explains it to a specific audience.

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Let Me Sell You Some Assisted Living

Last week I went with two friends to visit an assisted living facility they were considering for their mother. A warm, welcoming man shook hands with us and led us into his office. As we entered, I noticed the door…

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Why a Curriculum on Writing to Build Relationships?

With Labor Day and the start of the new school year, I happened to read two articles that covered the difficult role of adjunct instructors: “The Adjunct Revolt: How Poor Professors Are Fighting Back,” published in 2014, and “In ‘Campus…

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Business Writing Blog for Business Writing Instructors

Business Writing Blog for Business Writing Instructors will always keep instructors current and ready for class. Discover the latest tips and techniques that will keep you sharp and on the cutting edge.

The first authors in the field to write an instructor blog, Bovée and Thill share instructional insights, offer advice on incorporating digital media, social media, mobile communication, and other technologies into the course, and provide compelling examples of good and bad business communication.

Bovée says, "As instructors grapple with large class sizes and heavy advising loads, we are constantly on the lookout for ways that we can assist. By sharing best practices and offering innovative ideas and resources, we can help instructors spend less time preparing lectures and activities and more time teaching and working one-on-one with their students."

Adds Thill, "Our textbooks are used in dozens of countries. This blog gives us a way to share new ideas quickly with business communication instructors throughout the world."

With its focus on all original content, this blog complements the authors' existing website, Business Communication Headline News (a media curation service in which the authors hand-pick the best business communication articles and resources from across the Internet at http://businesscommunicationheadlinenews.com), and their unique online content-updating service for instructors and students, Bovée & Thill's Real-Time Updates (http://real-timeupdates.com).

Business Writing Blog for Business Writing Instructors also provides links to the latest news about Bovée and Thill, information about Bovée and Thill's textbooks, instructor support resources, and links to teaching instructors' communities on Facebook and LinkedIn.Y

You'll appreciate the abundance of valuable teaching resources for your classes that Bovee and Thill provide. Visit these websites and take advantage of the wonderful classroom resources: Google+, Reddit, YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

To order an examination copy of a Bovee & Thill textbook, visit this page.

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Business Communication Textbooks Have Wide Gap in Coverage

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An analysis of digital, social, and mobile media in business communication textbooks reveals Bovée and Thill’s superb coverage far exceeds the coverage found in competing texts, which in comparison is shockingly incomplete and out of date. Read the full article from ABC 6 News.

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Business Communication Texts Show Surprising Differences

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A new video shows the surprising differences among textbooks authored by Courtland Bovee and John Thill, and their competitors. For example, only Bovee and Thill offer groundbreaking coverage of mobile communication. This is critical because students live in a mobile world–and they’re about to enter a workplace where mobile has gone mainstream–so any business communication course that aims to stay relevant must incorporate mobile.

Bovee and Thill also prepare students with the knowledge and skills they will be expected to have when they enter tomorrow’s workplace. The authors write the only texts that explain the new social communication model that is revolutionizing the way businesses communicate.

Courtland Bovee says, “We offer a clear, consistent, and integrated approach to teaching writing using the three­-step process.” The three-­step process is uniformly applied throughout each book and is adapted to each message form. Read the full article from NBC Right Now.

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Ideas for Teaching Business Writing

Ideas for teaching business writing are abundant in Bovee and Thill’s Business Communication Blog.

Instructional techniques and approaches have taken on new dimensions due to the abundance of new topics now covered in the course, including digital communication, social media, and mobile communication. Bovee and Thill were the first authors to cover these topics in their textbooks, and they have a wealth of ideas to share with their readers on a regular basis about these topics, and many more.

The blog offers origial articles that help instructors focus their teaching to help students learn more efficiently and effective. Articles discuss a wide variety of subjects, including new topics instructors should  be teaching their students, resources instructors can use in their classes, solutions to common teaching challenges, and great examples of activities instructors can use in class.

This blog will help instructors keep current with the latest information and trends in the field. It will help with the updating of lecture notes with fresh material. Instructors will be able to enhance their research projects with the newest data. They'll be able to compare best practices from other instructors.

You'll appreciate the abundance of valuable teaching resources for your classes that Bovee and Thill provide. Visit these websites and take advantage of the wonderful classroom resources: Google+, Reddit, YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

To order an examination copy of a Bovee & Thill textbook, visit this page.

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Business Communication Textbooks and Mobile

Why It's Critically Important to Have Mobile Communication Coverage in the Business Communication Textbooks You Examine for Adoption

Today's students are holding the future of business communication in their hands. As another disruptive technology redefines business communication, Bovee and Thill are once again the first to respond with current, comprehensive, and fully integrated coverage.

Just as Bovee and Thill pioneered coverage of the social media revolution, they now lead the market with up-to-the-minute coverage of mobile business communication.

As with social media, the changes brought about by mobile run far deeper than the technology itself. Successful communication on mobile devices requires a new approach to planning, writing, and designing messages.

With in-depth, integrated coverage of the challenges and opportunities that mobile presents, their books help students adapt their personal use of mobile devices to the unique demands of business communication. Through a variety of annotated model messages, questions, activities, and cases, students will gain valuable skills in the art of communicating via mobile devices.

Here's a brief outline of their coverage of mobile business communication.

The Mobile Revolution
▪ The Rise of Mobile as a Communication Platform
▪ How Mobile Technologies Are Changing Business Communication
▪ Collaboration via Mobile Devices
▪ Business Etiquette Using Mobile Devices
▪ The Unique Challenges of Communication on Mobile Devices
▪ Writing Messages for Mobile Devices
▪ Designing Messages for Mobile Devices
▪ Optimizing Content for Mobile Devices
▪ Visual Media on Mobile Devices
▪ Creating Promotional Messages for Mobile Devices
▪ Research on the Go with Mobile Devices
▪ Integrating Mobile Devices in Presentations
▪ Job Search Strategies: Maximize Your Mobile

Check Out These Valuable Resources for Business Communication

To order examination copies of Bovee and Thill textbooks, visit this page.

As you examine business communication textbooks, keep in mind that only Bovee and Thill cover mobile communication.

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