Faculty of Communication & Design

Professional Communication

Communication Theory

This communication studies text has been positively-reviewed and has been successfully adopted by other faculty. It covers introductory concepts in communication theory, from reduction to the network society.

Includes: instructor resources, student resources, applications, summaries, exercises, solutions, and group activities.

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Introduction to Professional Communications

By: Melissa Ashman, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

This book covers key business communications topics including intercultural communication, team work, professional writing, audience analysis and adapting messages, document formatting, oral communication, and more. 

Includes: Canadian examples, gender neutral language

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Communication for Business Professionals

By: Ontario business faculty and eCampusOntario

This books provides a comprehensive, integrated approach to the study and application of written and oral business communication to serve both student and professor. The text includes a number of features such as learning objectives, exercises, real world examples, key terms, and post-chapter assessments.This text is adapted from Business Communication for Success. This 2018 adaptation has significantly reduced the size and scope of the original publication and added Canadian examples.

Includes: This open textbook is designed in 12 chapters featuring a spectrum of current and relevant Canadian business communication topics.

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Communication for Business Professionals – Canadian Edition by Ontario Business Faculty and eCampusOntario Program Managers is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Writing for Strategic Communication Industries

By: Jasmine Roberts, The Ohio State University

Good writing skills are important in today’s competitive work environment. This is especially the case for communication-related professions such as public relations, brand communication, journalism, and marketing. Writing for Strategic Communication Industries emphasizes practical application of academic inquiry to help readers improve their writing skills. This book has straightforward chapters that use real-world examples to illustrate key points. It discusses different writing styles and techniques and provides examples of communication materials such as press releases, creative briefs, feature articles, and more.

Includes: Embedded videos of insights from communication professionals, tips on pitching to the media, and a collection of popular sources for further explanation.

Attribution: Writing for Strategic Communication Industries by Jasmine Roberts, The Ohio State University is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Technical Writing

By: Allison Gross, Annemarie Hamlin, Billy Merck, Chris Rubio, Jodi Naas, Megan Savage, and Michele DeSilva, Open Oregon

Technical WritingThis open textbook offers students of technical writing an introduction to the processes and products  involved in professional, workplace, and technical writing. The text is broken up into sections reflecting key components of researching, developing, and producing a technical report. Readers will also learn about other professional communication, designing documents, and creating and integrating graphics. Written especially for an academic setting, this book provides readers with guidance on information literacy and documenting sources. This book was collected, adapted, and edited from multiple openly licensed sources.

Attribution Statement: Technical Writing by Allison Gross, Annemarie Hamlin, Billy Merck, Chris Rubio, Jodi Naas, Megan Savage, and Michele DeSilva is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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