Technical Writing: Process and Product

Overview

This book guides users through the entire writing process—prewriting, writing, and rewriting—developing an easy-to-use, step-by-step technique for creating the types of documents they will encounter on the job. The authors' conversational style engages students in the writing process and encourages hands-on application. The book discusses ethics, audience identification, electronic communication, and the role of technical writing in the workplace. For anyone who needs to compose written presentations—and ...
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Overview

This book guides users through the entire writing process—prewriting, writing, and rewriting—developing an easy-to-use, step-by-step technique for creating the types of documents they will encounter on the job. The authors' conversational style engages students in the writing process and encourages hands-on application. The book discusses ethics, audience identification, electronic communication, and the role of technical writing in the workplace. For anyone who needs to compose written presentations—and especially those who have no formal training in doing so.
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A textbook that explains the nature of the trade, correspondence, visual appeal, electronic communication, technical applications, report strategies, and the basics of writing the English language. No dates are mentioned for the earlier editions, but for the third, Sharon (DeVry Institute of Technology) and Steven (Johnson County Community College) have reorganized the material, updated it to reflect the growing impact of electronic technology, and added a companion web site. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130993243
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 147
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
An Introduction to Technical Writing 1
Producing the Product 10
Objectives in Technical Writing 25
Audience Recognition and Involvement 60
Document Design 93
Graphics 111
Letters 132
Memos 177
Electronic Communication 200
Technical Description 219
Instructions and Users's Manuals 239
Research 283
The Summary 304
Short Reports 316
Long Reports and Proposals 357
Oral Presentations 390
The Job Search 407
Grammar, Punctuation, Mechanics, and Spelling 428
References 465
Index 469
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