Kevin Lewis
Technical writer, manager, and instructor with 20+ years' experience

Designing Message Boxes

Publisher: Intercom (Magazine of the Society for Technical Communication)

Summary: This article was published in Intercom, the magazine of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) in November 1998 (Volume 45, Issue 9, Pages 12-15). It explains what software application message boxes are, why writers and developers should use them, and how writers can help developers construct them. The theories presented in this article applied to software development in the late 1990's as opposed to today's standards. However, the article is still representative of my writing style.

Production: I used Word to write this article; however, the Intercom staff designed its layout and performed the final production.

Authorship: I was the sole author of this article.

Audience: The article's audience includes software developers and technical writers working in the software industry, specifically those who are members of the STC and therefore receive the magazine.

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