Technical Writing Basics / Edition 4

Technical Writing Basics / Edition 4

by Brian R. Holloway
     
 

ISBN-10: 0132412551

ISBN-13: 9780132412551

Pub. Date: 02/09/2007

Publisher: Longman

This concise and cumulative guide shows readers the art of technical writing for a variety of contexts and institutions. Using examples from the business and non-corporate world, the book emphasizes transactional writing through practical explanations, real-world examples, and a variety of “role-playing” exercises. Each section builds on the next…  See more details below

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This concise and cumulative guide shows readers the art of technical writing for a variety of contexts and institutions. Using examples from the business and non-corporate world, the book emphasizes transactional writing through practical explanations, real-world examples, and a variety of “role-playing” exercises. Each section builds on the next as readers learn a variety of models of style and format. This edition features a stronger emphasis on electronic communication, integrated coverage of ethics, and more explanation of how to create technical documents that produce concrete results. Begins with the basics of technical writing (from fundamental components of technical communication, to templates of presentation, to construction of letters, memos, announcements and instructions) and then focuses on using these skills to construct short and long reports and a job search portfolio. Goes beyond the large corporate view to survey challenges within a variety of settings–e.g., small businesses, social services, the academy, the corporation. Anyone looking to improve their techincal writing skills.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132412551
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
02/09/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 What Is “Business” or “Technical” Writing?

Chapter 2 Organizing Information

Chapter 3 Letters, Memos, E-mail, and Related Forms

Chapter 4 Our House to Yours: Using Summaries to Inform

Chapter 5 Directions and Instructions: Writing About Process

Chapter 6 Using Analysis: Writing a Report

Chapter 7 Writing the Formal Report

Chapter 8 Selling Yourself

References

Appendix Enhancing Your Document with Graphics

Index

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