Invention and Writing in Technical Work

  title={Invention and Writing in Technical Work},
  author={Dorothy A. Winsor},
  journal={Written Communication},
  pages={227 - 250}
  • D. Winsor
  • Published 1 April 1994
  • Education
  • Written Communication
Traditionally, invention has been regarded as relatively unimportant in technical writing because of the widely held notion that technologists generate their ideas prior to writing. It has recently been argued, however, that studies of situated writing encounter difficulties due to restricted ideas of writing and text. For instance, if writing means only transcribing extended pieces of prose, then it is difficult to account for the way invention is performed in technical writing. The wider idea… 
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