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Download Introduction to Technical Communication (174 KB)

Download Applications of Technical Writing (2.1 MB)

Download Ethics (795 KB)

Download Document Design (1.8 MB)

Download Processes and Guidelines in Technical Writing (2.9 MB)

Download Usability Testing (394 KB)

Download Collaborative Writing (193 KB)

Download Technical Editing (1.5 MB)

Download Introduction to HTML (182 KB)

Download Examples, Cases, and Models Index (157 KB)


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Open TC is a freely accessible online textbook for technical communication, technical writing, workplace writing, and other related courses. Currently in its third rendition, it's had an interesting history. In 2015, Dr. Tamara Powell at Kennesaw State University gathered us, a team of like-minded colleagues, to develop an Open Educational Resource that would allow us to move away from a well-respected but very expensive textbook and towards something equally as valuable but more affordable for students. Our team applied for and received an Affordable Learning Georgia grant to fund the project, and in July 2016, we published Sexy Technical Communication online with a CC-BY attribution license.

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technical communication, writing, technical reports, business plans, handbooks, memos, ethics, documentation design, guidelines, logic, usability testing, collaborative writing, technical editing, html


Technical and Professional Writing


For a further breakdown of the chapters (chapters 2, 4 and 5 have multiple parts combined here), please visit https://digitalcommonskennesaw.edu/opentc.

Open Technical Communication