Jo Mackiewicz





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Jo Mackiewicz received a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Georgetown University. Her research uses discourse analysis to examine the balance of politeness and clarity in evaluative texts, such as technical editing interactions, tutoring sessions, and online reviews of technical products. She has also written articles about document design. Recently, she published articles in Journal of Business and Technical Communication and Writing Center Journal. She is coauthor of Visual Composing, a book that provides research-driven advice for effectively integrating visual and verbal elements in professional documents. She is the editor of the ATTW/Routledge books series in Technical and Professional Communication and has served as Director of Graduate Studies-MTPC.

Recent Publications

  • Mackiewicz, J. (2011). Epinions Advisors as technical editors: Using politeness to motivate comprehensive editing. Journal of Business and Technical Communication 25: 421-448.
  • Mackiewicz, J. (2010). The co-construction of credibility in online product reviews. Technical Communication Quarterly, 19, 403-426.
  • Mackiewicz, J. (2010). The co-construction of credibility in online product reviews. Technical Communication Quarterly, 19, 403-426.
  • Book cover of Visual ComposingRiley, K. & Mackiewicz, J. (2010). Visual Composing: Document Design for Print and Digital Media. Boston: Prentice Hall.
  • Mackiewicz, J. (2010). Assertions of expertise in online reviews. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 24: 3-28.

Last Updated: April 14, 2014