The Eighteenth Edition of KEYBOARDING AND WORD PROCESSING ESSENTIALS, LESSONS 1-55 uses proven techniques to help readers master the keyboarding and formatting skills they need for career success—from initial new-key learning to expertise in formatting business documents with Microsoft Word 2010. South-Western College Keyboarding offers a proven, time-tested approach that helps readers develop a strong foundation in basic keyboarding, steadily improve their skills, and rapidly become proficient in document formatting and business communication. Each lesson is clearly focused, well structured, and designed to provide step-by-step training and reinforcement to help readers quickly acquire and apply new skills. This one-book solution includes 55 lessons, documents, and instructions for using keyboarding software (sold separately) within a space-saving easel-back format.
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Dr. Susie H. VanHuss received her B.S. degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and her MBA and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University. Her teaching specialties include business communications, administrative systems, and personnel management. Her work, includes textbooks in communications, keyboarding and word processing, and office technology. She has written numerous journal articles and has served on the editorial review boards of several leading business education journals.
Dr. Connie M. Forde is a professor in the Department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development at Mississippi State University. She serves as curriculum coordinator and advises masters and doctoral students in the instructional technology programs. Dr. Forde is also the faculty advisor of Pi Omega Pi, the honorary society for business teacher education. She is an author on numerous word processing and integrated computer applications simulations as well.
Donna L. Woo is an Instructor and Department Coordinator for Information Systems/Office Automation for Cypress College and Associate Director of Education at Pacific College. She received her B.A. and M.A. in Business Education from Michigan State University and earned her Ed.D. from Nova University. Her industry experience includes work for both IBM and General Motors. A respected author, Dr. Woo has written several word processing textbooks and has served as a coauthor on several editions of South-Western College Keyboarding textbooks.