Technical Writing: Process and Product / Edition 5

Technical Writing: Process and Product / Edition 5

by Steven Gerson, Sharon Gerson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131196642

ISBN-13: 9780131196643

Pub. Date: 01/03/2005

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This full color 5th edition of Technical Writing: Process and Product guides readers through the entire writing process—prewriting, writing, and rewriting—developing an easy-to-use, step-by-step technique for writing the types of documents they will encounter on the job. The authors' reader-friendly style engages readers in the writing…  See more details below

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This full color 5th edition of Technical Writing: Process and Product guides readers through the entire writing process—prewriting, writing, and rewriting—developing an easy-to-use, step-by-step technique for writing the types of documents they will encounter on the job. The authors' reader-friendly style engages readers in the writing process and encourages hands-on application. Discusses prewriting, writing, and rewriting in relation to ethics, audience identification, electronic communication, and the role of technical writing in the workplace. For anyone looking to utilize more effective written communication in their jobs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131196643
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/03/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
8.12(w) x 10.96(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

UNIT 1 DEFINING TECHNICAL WRITING

            Chapter 1 An Introduction to Technical Writing                         2

            Chapter 2 Producing the Product                                                          8

            Chapter 3 Objectives in Technical Writing                                             17

            Chapter 4 Audience Recognition and Involvement                                 27

 

UNIT 2 CORRESPONDENCE

            Chapter 5 Memos and E-mail                                                               37

            Chapter 6 Letters                                                                                 42

            Chapter 7 The Job Search                                                                     53

 

UNIT 3 VISUAL APPEAL   

            Chapter 8 Document Design                                                                 60

            Chapter 9 Graphics                                                                              65

 

UNIT 4 TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS

            Chapter 10 Fliers, Brochures, and Newsletters                           72

            Chapter 11 Technical Descriptions                                                        78

            Chapter 12 Instructions and User’s Manuals                                         81

 

UNIT 5 ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION

            Chapter 13 Online Help and Web Sites                                     86

 

UNIT 6 REPORT STRATEGIES

            Chapter 14 Research                                                                             94

            Chapter 15 The Summary                                                                     100

            Chapter 16 Reports                                                                              103

            Chapter 17 Proposals                                                                            107

            Chapter 18 Oral Communication                                                           116

 

UNIT 7 GRAMMAR HANDBOOK

            Chapter 19 Grammar, Punctuation, Mechanics, and Spelling      123

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