Technical English: Writing, Reading and Speaking / Edition 8
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Technical English: Writing, Reading and Speaking / Edition 8

by Nell Ann Pickett, Ann Appleton Laster, Katherine E. Staples, Katherine E. Staples
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0321003527

ISBN-13: 9780321003522

Pub. Date: 08/08/2000

Publisher: Longman

This new edition retains much of the vision of the previous editions-it encompasses written, oral, and visual communication-but also reflects current practices in the field of technical writing, with continued emphasis on workplace communication The focus remains on the entire writing process from planning through revision, with topics discussed

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This new edition retains much of the vision of the previous editions-it encompasses written, oral, and visual communication-but also reflects current practices in the field of technical writing, with continued emphasis on workplace communication The focus remains on the entire writing process from planning through revision, with topics discussed including, defining technical communication, the workplace audience, developing a clear, direct communication style, information design, graphics as a means to support and clarify information, technology, the technical writing process including planning and drafting, and reviewing and revising. For anyone interested in improving his or her writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321003522
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
08/08/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
736
Sales rank:
195,931
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

I. GETTING STARED WITH TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS.

1. Technical Communication: What Is It?

2. Defining Workplace readers: Who Are They?

II. THE TECHNICAL COMMUNICATOR'S TOOL.

3. The Technical Communicator's Tools: Clear Language.

4. The Technical Communicator's Tools: Informative Design.

5. The Technical Communicator's Tools: Visuals.

6. The Technical Communicator's Tools: Technology.

III. THE TECHNICAL WRITING PROCESS.

7. The Technical Writing Process: Planning and Drafting.

8. The Technical Writing Process: Reviewing and Revising.

IV. SITUATIONS AND STRATEGIES FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION.

9. Procedure Explanations: Showing How.

10. Description: Using Detail.

11. Definition: Explaining What Something Is.

12. Summaries: Getting to the Heart of the Matter.

13. Reports: Shaping Information.

14. Proposals: Using Facts to Make a Case.

15. Correspondence: Sending and Responding to Messages.

V. ORAL COMMUNICATION.

16. Oral Communication: Saying It Simply.

THE TECHNICAL COMMUNICATOR'S GUIDE TO RESEARCH.

Appendix 1: Tne Search for Employment.

Appendix 2: The Search for Standard English Usage.

Credits.

Index.

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