A Guide to Writing as an Engineer / Edition 4

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Overview

To succeed as an engineer, you need more than technical know-how. You need to be an effective communicator. Eliminate the glitches that trip up the busy reader or listener, causing annoyance, confusion, or misunderstanding-so that your writing and speech are crystal clear.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118300275
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 950,751
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID BEER is professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas Austin.

DAVID McMURREY is a technical writer from industry, most recently with IBM.  This combination of academic and industry perspective gives this book its broad perspective covering all aspects of writing, from academic research to effective corporate communication.

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Table of Contents

1 Engineers and writing 1
2 Some guidelines for good engineering writing 13
3 Eliminating intermittent noise in writing 43
4 Writing letters, memoranda, and email 75
5 Writing common engineering documents 91
6 Writing an engineering report 123
7 Constructing tables and graphics 141
8 Accessing engineering information 157
9 Engineering your presentations 187
10 Writing to get an engineering job 209
11 Documentation and ethics in engineering writing 233
Index 249
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