Kaplan Technical Writing: A Comprehensive Resource for Technical Writers at All Levels

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Fully revised and updated, Kaplan Technical Writing is a comprehensive resource for technical writers at all levels, from student to professional

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- Technical Communication

Technical writing is an essential form of straightforward communication that allows writers to convey information of a ...

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Overview

Fully revised and updated, Kaplan Technical Writing is a comprehensive resource for technical writers at all levels, from student to professional

A fully revised and updated guide for one of the best jobs in America, according to CNN Money.

“’One-stop shopping.’”

- Technical Communication

Technical writing is an essential form of straightforward communication that allows writers to convey information of a complex nature to a specific audience, whether in a training manual or a presentation. In Kaplan Technical Writing, learn the principles of technical writing and communication and how to apply that knowledge in today’s challenging work environment. Also included is information on how to plan, organize, draft, and style material.

Kaplan Technical Writing is the perfect desk reference for professionals and a comprehensive tool for beginning technical writers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607147091
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 1,475,663
  • Product dimensions: 9.44 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 1.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane Martinez is an online composition and technical writing instructor, course developer, and course leader for Kaplan University, and has been with the University since April 2004.  Previous to teaching at Kaplan, she worked for 12 years as a technical writer in higher education and for engineering government contractors.  She has experience writing and editing proposals, technical reports, scholarly papers, and working as a freelance writer.  She is a member of STC, NCTE, and other professional organizations dedicated to professional communication.  She writes book reviews for Technical Communication, and has presented at several conferences.

Tanya Peterson received her B.A. in English from Pepperdine University and her M.A. in English from Chapman University. She has been teaching College Composition and Technical Writing since 2001 and has designed both technical writing and composition courses. She has experience editing professional and technical documents. She joined Kaplan University in October of 2004 as an adjunct instructor and then served as a full-time faculty member beginning in January of 2005. She is currently serving as a chair in the Composition Department.

Carrie Wells holds a B.A. in English — Technical Communication from the University of Central Florida, a M.A. in English Language from Hardin-Simmons University, and is a PhD candidate in Education at Capella University. She has professional experience in technical communication, journalism, and public relations and has been with the Kaplan University Composition Department since 2004 and teaching literature, composition, and technical writing since 2000.

Carrie Hannigan earned her BA in English from the University of Illinois in Chicago and her MS in Written Communication from National-Louis University.  She has been teaching in the Composition Department at Kaplan University since 2004 as an adjunct faculty member, and working at CCH, Inc., a WoltersKluwer company, since 1998.  Currently, she is a Technical Communication doctoral candidate at Illinois Institute of Technology.

Carolyn Stevenson is the Academic Program Director for the Communication degree programs for Kaplan University. She holds a B.A. in English, M.A. in Communications, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Organization Change with a higher education concentration. Dr. Stevenson has been with Kaplan since 2004, and has held the positions of adjunct faculty member, department chair for communication, and full-time faculty member.  She has over thirteen years teaching and administrative experience in both face-to-face and distance learning formats. Prior to pursing a career in education, she worked as a developmental editor for Irwin-McGraw Hill, Assistant Managing Editor for Mosby, a writer for an employee benefits publishing company, and technical writer for a consulting firm contracted by Kraft General Foods.

Carrie Hannigan earned her BA in English from the University of Illinois in Chicago and her MS in Written Communication from National-Louis University.  She has been teaching in the Composition Department at Kaplan University since 2004 as an adjunct faculty member, and working at CCH, Inc., a WoltersKluwer company, since 1998.  Currently, she is a Technical Communication doctoral candidate at Illinois Institute of Technology.

Carrie Wells holds a B.A. in English — Technical Communication from the University of Central Florida, a M.A. in English Language from Hardin-Simmons University, and is a PhD candidate in Education at Capella University. She has professional experience in technical communication, journalism, and public relations and has been with the Kaplan University Composition Department since 2004 and teaching literature, composition, and technical writing since 2000.

Diane Martinez is an online composition and technical writing instructor, course developer, and course leader for Kaplan University, and has been with the University since April 2004.  Previous to teaching at Kaplan, she worked for 12 years as a technical writer in higher education and for engineering government contractors.  She has experience writing and editing proposals, technical reports, scholarly papers, and working as a freelance writer.  She is a member of STC, NCTE, and other professional organizations dedicated to professional communication.  She writes book reviews for Technical Communication, and has presented at several conferences.

Tanya Peterson received her B.A. in English from Pepperdine University and her M.A. in English from Chapman University. She has been teaching College Composition and Technical Writing since 2001 and has designed both technical writing and composition courses. She has experience editing professional and technical documents. She joined Kaplan University in October of 2004 as an adjunct instructor and then served as a full-time faculty member beginning in January of 2005. She is currently serving as a chair in the Composition Department.

Carolyn Stevenson is the Academic Program Director for the Communication degree programs for Kaplan University. She holds a B.A. in English, M.A. in Communications, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Organization Change with a higher education concentration. Dr. Stevenson has been with Kaplan since 2004, and has held the positions of adjunct faculty member, department chair for communication, and full-time faculty member.  She has over thirteen years teaching and administrative experience in both face-to-face and distance learning formats. Prior to pursing a career in education, she worked as a developmental editor for Irwin-McGraw Hill, Assistant Managing Editor for Mosby, a writer for an employee benefits publishing company, and technical writer for a consulting firm contracted by Kraft General Foods.

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