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Report Writing for Code Inspectors: Professional Writing Skills for Inspectors

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Report writing skills are essential to success in your code enforcement career. Your notices of violation, letters, and reports are public documents that may be read by supervisors, attorneys, judges, citizens, design professionals, contractors, and reporters. Quality inspection reports and notices of violation help ensure code compliance, impress superiors, and win respect from colleagues. They facilitate repairs, reinforce requirements for safe operations, and ensure unsafe practices are discontinued. "Report ...
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Overview

Report writing skills are essential to success in your code enforcement career. Your notices of violation, letters, and reports are public documents that may be read by supervisors, attorneys, judges, citizens, design professionals, contractors, and reporters. Quality inspection reports and notices of violation help ensure code compliance, impress superiors, and win respect from colleagues. They facilitate repairs, reinforce requirements for safe operations, and ensure unsafe practices are discontinued. "Report Writing for Code Inspectors" covers a wide range of topics: basic principles for organizing and writing reports, bullet style, punctuation, capitalization, sentence structure, English usage, and the specialized vocabulary you need for your reports. Sample reports are included, along with a pre-test, post-test, practice exercises, and a complete answer key.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781494237837
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/4/2014
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Jean Reynolds is Professor Emerita at Polk State College in Winter Haven, Florida, where she taught English for over 30 years. She holds a doctorate in English from the University of South Florida and has published ten books, including The Criminal Justice Report Writing Guide for Officers and (with the late Mary Mariani) Police Talk. She has taught advanced report writing, instructor techniques, and communication skills at the Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety at Polk State College.

David Diamantes is a fire protection consultant, code trainer, curriculum developer, and author. He served with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department in Virginia for 25 years as a firefighter, company officer, and fire prevention officer. He retired in 1998 and to work as a consultant and trainer. He is the author of two textbooks, Fire Prevention: Inspection and Code Enforcement and Principles of Fire Prevention (Delmar-Cengage), and he was a contributing author for the current edition of Building Department Administration, published by the ICC. He's a certified fire inspector, fire investigator, plans examiner, and residential building inspector.

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