Understanding and Supporing Knowledge Work in Everyday Life

  • Jeffrey T. Grabill
  • William Hart-Davidson


Our purpose in writing is two-fold: (1) to introduce this audience to the Writing in Digital Environments (WIDE) Research Center, and (2) to make an argument about the importance of understanding and supporting knowledge work for professional and technical communicators. We are particularly interested in what knowledge (writing) work looks like in multiple contexts—for instance, in civic organizations as well as in corporate organizations— because contemporary social and community contexts are dependent on high-quality knowledge work. This explains our interest in “everyday life.”

Author Biographies

Jeffrey T. Grabill

Jeffrey T. Grabill is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and focuses on how to communicate with diverse audiences.

Contact: grabill@msu.edu

William Hart-Davidson

William Hart-Davidson is an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric. His work focuses on creating analytic techniques and digital tools.

Contact: hartdav2@msu.edu

How to Cite
Grabill, J., & Hart-Davidson, W. (2007). Understanding and Supporing Knowledge Work in Everyday Life. Language at Work - Bridging Theory and Practice, 2(2). https://doi.org/10.7146/law.v2i2.6228