Jo Mackiewicz

  • Associate Professor, Iowa State University
  • jomack (AT) iastate.edu
  • Curriculum Vitae (updated 13 January 2016)
 

Editorships

Publications about Reviews

  • 2014. Quality in product reviews: What technical communicators should know. Technical Communication 62 (2015):3–18.
  • 2014. Product review users' perceptions of review quality: The role of credibility, informativeness, and readability. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 57: 309–324. (first author, with Dave Yeats)
  • 2014. Motivating quality: The impact of amateur editors' suggestions on user-generated content at Epinions.com. Journal of Business and Technical Communication 28: 1–28.
  • 2011. Epinions Advisors as technical editors: Using politeness to motivate comprehensive editing. Journal of Business and Technical Communication 25: 421–448.
  • 2010. The co-construction of credibility in online product reviews. Technical Communication Quarterly 19: 403–426.
  • 2010. Assertions of expertise in online reviews. Journal of Business and Technical Communication 24: 3–28.
  • 2008. Reviewer motivations, bias, and credibility in online reviews. In S. Kelsey and K. St. Amant (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication. Hershey, PA: The Idea Group Publishers, pp. 252–266.
  • 2007. Compliments and criticisms in book reviews about business communication. Journal of Business and Technical Communication 21: 188–215.
Publications about Document and Web Design

  • 2012. A usability analysis of municipal government website home pages in Alabama. Government Information Quarterly 29: 582–588. (second author, with Norman E. Youngblood)
  • 2011. Visual composing: Document design for print and digital media. (second author, with Kathryn Riley) (podcast interview with Tom Johnson of idratherbewriting.com)
  • 2009. Color: The newest tool for technical communicatorsredux. Technical Communication 56: 3–13.
  • 2007. Audience perceptions of fonts in projected PowerPoint text slides. Technical Communication 54: 295–307.
  • 2007. Perceptions of clarity and attractiveness in PowerPoint graph slides. Technical Communication 54: 145–156.

Publications about Tutoring Interactions

  • forthcoming. Adding quantitative corpus-driven analysis to qualitative discourse analysis: Determining the aboutness of writing center talk. The Writing Center Journal. (first author, with Isabelle Thompson)
  • 2014. Talk about writing: The tutoring strategies of experienced writing center tutors. (first author, with Isabelle Thompson)
  • 2014. Instruction, cognitive scaffolding, and motivational scaffolding in writing center tutoring. Composition Studies 42(1): 54–78. (first author, with Isabelle Thompson)
  • 2014. Questioning in writing center conferences. Writing Center Journal 33(2): 37–70. (second author, with Isabelle Thompson)
  • 2013. Motivational scaffolding, politeness, and writing center tutoring. Writing Center Journal 33.1: 38–69. (first author, with Isabelle Thompson)
  • 2012. Relying on writing consultants: The design of a WID program for a college of business. Journal of Business and Technical Communication 26: 229–258.
  • 2006. The functions of formulaic and non-formulaic compliments in interactions about technical writing. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 49: 12–27.
  • 2005. Hinting at what they mean: Indirect suggestions in writing tutors’ interactions with engineering students. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 48: 365–376.
  • 2004. The effects of tutor expertise in technical writing: A linguistic analysis of writing tutors’ comments. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 47: 316–328.

 

©2007 Jo Mackiewicz