This qualitative study (a rhetorical/discourse analysis) explores the genre of job postings, particularly postings for writing-related jobs in the financial services sector, to determine how words like qauthorq and qwriterq are used in the discourse community of a financial corporation (a pseudo-scientific qdataq-driven organization). If one assumes there is a power struggle between the creative authorship (authority) of the Writer (Author) and the ideological authority of the Corporation, how does the Corporation negotiate with a consenting, potential employee/Writer? The space for this negotiation begins in the job posting.Elizabeth Tebeaux complains that a shift in technical writing research has been towards the academic, not the practical. ... If the language and genre of job descriptions are to truly reflect the reality of workplace writingaactive, dynamic, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Negotiated Authorship: A Rhetorical Analysis of Professional Writer Job Postings|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|