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This essential guidebook covers the fundamentals of writing for technical professions. The short, easy-to-use book outlines the major principles of technical writing and is filled with examples from real situations, as well as tips on writing reports and user manuals.
|Pt. I||Elements of Technical Writing||1|
|1||Fundamentals of Effective Technical Writing||3|
|2||How to Write Numbers, Units of Measure, Equations, and Symbols||21|
|3||A Few Useful Rules of Punctuation, Grammar, Abbreviation, and Capitalization||47|
|4||Principles of Technical Communication||63|
|5||Words and Phrases Commonly Misused in Technical Writing||75|
|Pt. II||Tasks of the Technical Writer||97|
|6||Proposals and Specifications||99|
|7||Technical Articles, Papers, Abstracts, and Reports||113|
|8||Letters and Memos||125|
|9||Manuals and Documentation||143|
|Appendix A: Writing in the Systems Environment||157|
|Appendix B: A Brief Guide to Software for Writers||161|
Posted November 15, 2007
Blake and Bly have written a concise handbook that gives rules and suggestions for English usage in technical writing. It's very helpful for anyone who hasn't learned, or can't quite remember, what the rules are.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 2, 2001
For me, this book was a let down. I was expecting to find tips regarding block diagrams, schematics, tables, charts, spec sheets, outline layouts, warning and caution symbols, screen shots, and advice regarding electronic documents. None of these aspects are covered. Writing examples are of letters, not technical manual pages. This is really a book on 'technical grammar.'Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.