For 50 years, this journal--in its various incarnations as The technical writing review, The technical writer, STWE
review, STWP review, Technical communications, and Technical communication--has attempted to help our members become more effective professionals.
As we move forward, Technical communication will continue to play the role that Frank Smith defined for it in 1959, when Allen Lytel, editor of what was then called the STWE
review, asked him to write an editorial policy.
In 1959, Allen Lytel, editor of what was then called the STWE
review, asked Frank to write an editorial policy.