Open Technical Communication

by Tiffani TijerinaTamara PowellJonathan ArnettMonique LoganCassandra Race
Contributors: David McMurreySteve MillerCherie MillerMegan GibbsJennifer NguyenJames MonroeLance Linimon

Open Technical Communication is a freely available, open sourced technical communication textbook developed under a Round 3 Textbook Transformation Grant and updated through several follow-up grants in later rounds of grants offered by Affordable Learning Georgia. It is a remix of the open-sourced Online Technical Writing textbook by David McMurrey, and it has been known under its original title, Sexy Technical Communication as well as its current title: Open Technical Communication.

The resources attached to this textbook are collaboratively created by the original group of authors as well as a collection of technical communication faculty and student assistants at Kennesaw State University.

This textbook is available as a print version through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing at-cost with no profits to the authors.

How to filter out public annotations in the textbook: From within the textbook, click the eye (visibility) icon in the top right corner. Then uncheck "Others" under both "Highlights" and "Annotations".

Open Technical Communication is the 2022 winner of the OE Global Award for Excellence in the Open Reuse/Remix/Adaptation category. Check out the award page!

Programmatic Perspectives recently published our peer-reviewed article on our scaled-up adoption of Open Technical Communication, titled "Perspectives from a Departmental Adoption of an Open Technical Communication Textbook". Check out the article!

If you're using Open TC in your course and/or have created a remixed version of it, we would love to know! Connect with us by emailing or Tweeting Tiffani at or @tiffktijerina!

Table of Contents


  • edition
  • original publisher
    Kennesaw State University
  • original publisher place
    Kennesaw, GA
  • original title
    Sexy Technical Communication
  • publisher
    Affordable Learning Georgia
  • publisher place
    Athens, GA
  • rights holder
    Tiffani Tijerina, Tamara Powell, Jonathan Arnett, Monique Logan, and Cassandra Race