Her research has been published in such journals as Issues in Writing, Journal of Business and Technical Communication, WPA: Writing Program Administration, Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, Computers and Composition, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, The Technical Writing Teacher, and numerous proceedings and other periodicals. She has edited and co-authored technical texts for McGraw-Hill, Prentice-Hall, Houghton Mifflin, American Technical Society, and Breton publishing companies and contributed chapters to books published by Irwin Press, the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, and Croom Helm. She is currently at work on a text on rhetoric and ethics in technical communication in addition to a study of archival materials about James Joyce in Dublin, Ireland. She is also working on a text tentatively titled, The Woman Figure in the Early Works of James Joyce.
She is on the editorial board of Writing on the Edge, Issues in Writing, and Technical Communication Quarterly. From 1999 to 2008, she was Co-editor of Special Issues forTechnical Communication Quarterly, and from 1987 to 1997, review editor of Issues in Writing. She served as President of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing from 1995-97 and Vice President from 1991 to 1993, and she has held