TCQ publishes research focused on technical communication in academic, scientific, technical, business, governmental, and related organizational or social contexts. Articles published in TCQ combine theoretical and practical perspectives. All articles have a sound basis in theory, use accessible examples and illustrations, and include implications for teaching, research, or practice in technical communication.
The Nell Ann Pickett Award is given each year to the best article published in the ATTW journal. Judges for the award are previous award winners. The award carries a cash prize of $250. It is named for a founding member of the association who initiated the award and originally funded it.