Technical Report Writing Today

Author: Daniel Riordan

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133607381

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

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TECHNICAL REPORT WRITING TODAY provides thorough coverage of technical writing basics, techniques, and applications. Through a practical focus with varied examples and exercises, students internalize the skills necessary to produce clear and effective documents and reports. Project worksheets help students organize their thoughts and prepare for assignments, and Focus boxes highlight key information and recent developments in technical communication. Extensive individual and collaborative exercises expose students to different kinds of technical writing problems and solutions. Annotated student examples--more than 100 in all--illustrate different writing styles and approaches to problems. Numerous short and long examples throughout the text demonstrate solutions for handling writing assignments in current career situations. The four-color artwork in the chapter on creating visuals keeps pace with contemporary workplace capabilities. The Tenth Edition offers the latest information on using electronic resumes and documenting electronic sources and Ethics and Globalization sidebars that highlight these two important topics in the technical communication field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.




Science and Technical Writing

A Manual of Style

Author: Philip Rubens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135959501

Category: History

Page: 544

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With this new edition, Science and Technical Writing confirms its position as the definitive style resource for thousands of established and aspiring technical writers. Editor Philip Rubens has fully revised and updated his popular 1992 edition, with full, authoritative coverage of the techniques and technologies that have revolutionized electronic communications over the past eight years.

Writing a professional life

stories of technical communicators on and off the job

Author: Gerald J. Savage,Dale L. Sullivan

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 9780205321063

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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This is the first collection of narratives by practicing technical communicators telling their own personal stories about the workplace and their lives on the job. The authors portray a wide range of jobs: writers, editors, interface designers, marketing writers, and trainers working in 9 different technical fields, including software, R&D, engineering, medicine, transportation, and telecommunications. The stories vividly demonstrate the unique power of narrative as a teaching and learning tool. Unlike fabricated cases, these real-life narratives show new and veteran technical writers at work on the job, dealing with tasks, clients, and co-workers, and revealing their insights, values, and attitudes about their work. The stories also show the skills required in the profession and the ethical and other issues raised in the course of the workday. For anyone interested in technical communication and professional writing.


Technical Writing and Professional Communication

For Nonnative Speakers of English

Author: Thomas N. Huckin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 746

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Developed for use by non-native speakers of English enrolled in Technical Writing and Communication courses. Technical Writing and Professional Communication, 2/e, places technical writing in its context, showing students how to consider their purpose and their audience when writing reports, memos, and correspondence. Formerly titled Technical Writing and Professional Communication: A Handbook for Nonnative Speakers, the new edition features a case running throughout seven chapters, dynamically illustrating the writing process. The revision also provides complete coverage of the new computer technologies and the new attention to the intercultural concerns in today's business world.

Handbook for technical writing

Author: James H. Shelton

Publisher: Ntc Business Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

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Handbook for Technical Writing is an indispensable guide that will help you write and edit clearer, more forceful, more persuasive memos, letters, technical reports and documents. In 272 clearly, concisely written pages loaded with dozens of illustrations, examples, working assignments, and self-tests, the Handbook takes you step-by-step along the path to more effective communication. Section 1 shows how to match your objectives for a specific piece of communication to the needs and objectives of your audience. Section 2 discloses the six key steps you can use to make everything you write the best it can be: Planning; Organizing; Outlining; Rough Draft; Revision; and Final Draft. Annotations throughout highlight the most important and useful points and ideas. Section 3 gives a point-by-point analysis of every kind of technical document. Memos, reports, technical manuals, product operating instructions; and abstracts - you'll learn how to write every kind of document to achieve maximum impact. Section 4 gives fully executed examples of technical communications written by professional technical writers, with detailed explanations of how and why they communicate so effectively. A "Rules of the Road" Appendix of the basics of grammar and style rounds out this invaluable reference to help smooth your way to more polished and professional documents. In business and the technical disciplines the importance of having great ideas is surpassed only by the ability to communicate those ideas - clearly, efficiently, forcefully, persuasively. Handbook for Technical Writing is the one reference book that will give you the breadth of the big picture and the depth of detail to ensure your success everytime you write.

Making Money in Technical Writing

Author: Peter Kent

Publisher: Arco

ISBN: 9780028618838

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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Tells how to get started as a technical writer, describes technical service agencies, and covers taxes, contracts, finding prospects, sales, business incorporation, and working online.

Writing White Papers

How to Capture Readers and Keep Them Engaged

Author: Michael A. Stelzner

Publisher: Michael Stelzner

ISBN: 0977716937

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 199

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Writing White Papers provides more than 200 pages of how-to details for every step of any white paper project--from performing the needs assessment to attracting prospects with creative marketing tactics. --from publisher description.

Technical Writing for Engineering Professionals

Author: Darla-Jean Weatherford

Publisher: PennWell Corporation

ISBN: 1593703708

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 334

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Technical Writing for Engineering Professionals provides a toolkit for developing technical reports quickly and efficiently. The book offers clear, specific guidelines for developing each of the sections (abstract, conclusions, introduction, and discussion) and designing and using graphics that illustrate your results. Weatherford’s approach can be applied in all types of writing, from email and letters to project proposals and final reports. The book also includes tips for using English that will help keep your writing crisp and clear. Anyone in a technical profession, from intern to management, who wants to implement a better, faster, and more consistent approach to writing will benefit from reading this book. Key Features Understand the process of writing a technical report, from the time you know your conclusions until you present it to your supervisor, client, or professional organization.Get a quick overview of each chapter in the "short form" summary at the beginning, and use the handy checklist at the end to critique each part of your report as you write.Learn to read literature efficiently and critically and take notes that will help you write your own reports as well as how to cite material that will lend strength to your work.


Technical writing A-Z

a commonsense guide to engineering reports and theses

Author: Trevor M. Young

Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 244

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Not intended to be read from cover to cover, this book was designed instead to be a quick and useful reference for student young engineers, and experienced professionals alike. It provides guidelines, advice, and technical information for preparing formal documents-covering a range of report formats (e.g. assessment, laboratory and progress reports). This concise, no-nonsense guide provides alphabetically ordered and cross- referenced topics, which make it easy to find answers to questions related to writing a technical report or thesis. Topics include: the format and content of reports and theses; copyright and plagiarism; print and Internet reference citation abbreviations; units and conversion factors; significant figures; mathematical notation and equations; writing styles and conventions; frequently confused words; grammatical errors and punctuation. It also provides commonsense advice on issues such as how to get started and how to keep your reader's attention.

Designing Visual Language

Strategies for Professional Communicators

Author: Charles Kostelnick,David Donovan Roberts

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205616404

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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Written by two highly experienced teachers in the field of document design, Designing Visual Language, 2/e offers useful strategies and tools for document design of all types. A chief goal of the text is to enable students to extend the rhetorical approach they employ in writing and editing courses to the creation of various forms of visual communication. The text focuses on the kinds of situations and practical documents that occur in the workplace and blends this focus with a rhetorical approach that ties design to the audience, purpose, and context of messages.

Engineers' Guide to Technical Writing

Author: Kenneth G. Budinski

Publisher: ASM International

ISBN: 1615031685

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 409

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Annotation An engineer with experience in the automotive and chemical process industries, Budinski has compiled material he used to train new engineers and technicians in an attempt to get his co-workers to document their work in a reasonable manner. He does not focus on the mechanics of the English language, but on the types of documents that an average technical person will encounter in business, government, or industry. He also thinks that students with no technical background should be able to benefit from the tutorial. c. Book News Inc


Technical Writing For Dummies

Author: Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118069424

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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Let’s face it, a lot of technical documentation reads as if it had been translated into English from Venutian by a native speaker of gibberish. Which is annoying for you and expensive for the manufacturer who pays with alienated customers and soaring technical support costs. That’s why good technical writers are in such big demand worldwide. Now, Technical Writing For Dummies arms you with the skills you need to cash in on that demand. Whether you’re contemplating a career as a technical writer, or you just got tapped for a technical writing project, this friendly guide is your ticket to getting your tech writing skills up to snuff. It shows you step-by-step how to: Research and organize information for your documents Plan your project in a technical brief Fine-tune and polish your writing Work collaboratively with your reviewers Create great user manuals, awesome abstracts, and more Write first-rate electronic documentation Write computer- and Web-based training courses Discover how to write energized technical documents that have the impact you want on your readers. Wordsmith Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts covers all the bases, including: All about the red-hot market for technical writing and how to get work as a technical writer The ABCs of creating a strong technical document, including preparing a production schedule, brainstorming, outlining, drafting, editing, rewriting, testing, presentation, and more Types of technical documents, including user manuals, abstracts, spec sheets, evaluation forms and questionnaires, executive summaries, and presentations Writing for the Internet—covers doing research online, creating multimedia documents, developing computer-based training and Web-based training, and writing online help Combining examples, practical advice, and priceless insider tips on how to write whiz-bang technical documents, Technical Writing For Dummies is an indispensable resource for newcomers to technical writing and pros looking for new ideas to advance their careers.

Technical Communication

Author: John M. Lannon,Laura J. Gurak

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780134118499

Category: Communication of technical information

Page: 736

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For courses in Technical Communication. Comprehensive, user-friendly instruction in workplace writing, technical communication, business writing Today's employees are tasked with writing documents such as emails, memos, letters, and informal reports, as well as more complex forms of communications such as formal reports, proposals, web pages, and presentations. Technical Communication, Fourteenth Edition builds upon the authority of the previous editions byclearly guiding students to write documents persuasively, effectively, and with an eye towards technological innovations and global communications. It incorporates the interpersonal, logical, ethical, and cultural demands of these different forms of workplace communications and provides students with the necessary skills to navigate these nuisances. Building on research and writing skills and touching on the importance of ethics, the authors prepare students for technical writing in any field. Also available with MyWritingLab(tm) MyWritingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage readers and improve results. Within its structured environment, readers practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. In addition to the full eText, activities directly from the text are available within MyWritingLab. These include the written assignments, readings from the text, review exercises and more. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyWritingLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyWritingLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyWritingLab, search for: 0134271955 / 9780134271958 Technical Communication Plus MyWritingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0133944131 / 9780133944136 MyWritingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card 013394414X / 9780133944143 MyWritingLab with Pearson eText -- Inside Star Sticker 0134118499 / 9780134118499 Technical Communication