Now Available: Complimentary Access to the November 2021 Special Issue: Storytelling in Technical Communication
In their call for papers for the November 2021 special issue, “Storytelling in Technical Communication,” guest editors Kyle P. Vealey and Jeffrey M. Gerding wrote, “Stories and storytelling are, and always have been, at the heart of TC. With its emphasis on characters, settings, descriptive language, metaphor, and narrative structure, stories are arguably one of the most effective ways of communicating complex technical and scientific information to a diverse audience of non-experts.”

Because of the importance of storytelling in our practice, research, and teaching, the Society for Technical Communication (STC) is pleased to make the November 2021 special issue, “Storytelling in Technical Communication,” available as a complimentary issue to all who request it. CLICK HERE to request access to the November 2021 issue now through Tuesday, 30 November.

We extend our appreciation to the guest editors, Kyle P. Vealey and Jeffrey M. Gerding, the authors, the many reviewers, and the artists for their contributions to this important issue. This special issue includes the following:

Guest Editors’ Introduction: The Work of Storytelling in Technical Communication by Kyle P. Vealey and Jeffrey M. Gerding

Contextualizing the 4Rs Heuristic with Participant Stories by Kristen R. Moore, Natasha N. Jones, and Rebecca Walton

Changing the Face of Technology: Storytelling as Intersectional Feminist Practice in Coding Organizations by E. Ashley Rea

Legitimizing Situated Knowledge in Rural Communities through Storytelling around Gas Pipelines and Environmental Risk by Erin Brock Carlson and Martina Angela Caretta

Amplifying Indigenous Voices through a Community of Stories Approach by Richard T. Mangum

Experiencing a Global Pandemic: The Power of Public Storytelling as Antenarrative in Crisis Communication by Sweta Baniya and Chen

‘From Homeless to Human Again’: A Teaching Case on an Undergraduate ‘Tiny Houses and Technical Writing’ Course Model by Erin Trauth

Books Reviews edited by Dr. Jackie Damrau, Associate Editor

Recent & Relevant edited by Dr. Sean Herring, Associate Editor Click here to request complimentary access to “Storytelling in Technical Communication.”

Technical Communication, the oldest journal in the field,  is available to colleges, universities, corporations, government agencies, nonprofits, and research institutes as online-only or combined online and print subscription. If your institution does not currently subscribe to the journal, you can find subscription information for institutions here:

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All the best,


Miriam F. Williams, PhD
Professor of English & Associate Chair
Department of English, Texas State University
Editor-in-Chief, Technical Communication
Fellow of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing

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