Master of Arts in English Plan II Graduate Projects


Quinn McAdamFollow


This portfolio demonstrates exploration of technical communication through the research lenses of the automotive industry and the beauty industry, as well as through direct experience with both technical editing and technical writing. It exemplifies how technical communication contributes to the everyday lives of people worldwide, and how it can constantly be improved moving forward in everyday situations. With two research essays and two practical projects, this portfolio demonstrates the current climate of technical communication: a balance between academics and practitioners. In a time when technical communication is still new, there is much exploration to be done, and this collection of works scratches the surface of one journey within the field thus far.


Professional Writing and Rhetoric

First reader

Dr. Cheryl Hoy

Second reader

Ms. Kimberly Spallinger

Publication Date

Fall 12-7-2020