Writer's Handbook for Engineering Technicians and Technologists / Edition 1

Writer's Handbook for Engineering Technicians and Technologists / Edition 1

by David W. Rigby
     
 

ISBN-10: 0134901037

ISBN-13: 9780134901039

Pub. Date: 11/10/2000

Publisher: Pearson

Very friendly, very practical, and very industry oriented, this desktop writing guide for engineering technicians and technologists is part style guide, part grammar book, and part technical writing reference. It consists of hundreds of rules that can help eliminate the flubs and bobbles that find their way into technical writing. The rules are organized

Overview

Very friendly, very practical, and very industry oriented, this desktop writing guide for engineering technicians and technologists is part style guide, part grammar book, and part technical writing reference. It consists of hundreds of rules that can help eliminate the flubs and bobbles that find their way into technical writing. The rules are organized so that writers can consult the various sections of the book as needed. Part of The Wordworks Series--a series of four communication skills manuals--three writers' guides for engineering and technical applications and an additional guide to in-service spoken communication. Mapping the Writer's Highway; Logical Sentence Design; Punctuation Logic; The Basics of Grammar; Spelling and Capitalization; Goofs, Gaffes, Glitches and Gremlins; Numbers, Measures, Abbreviations and Symbols; The Languages of Science; Citations and References; Internet Resources for Engineering; The Resume; APA Citation and Document Practices. For engineering technicians and technologists in a variety of fields--e.g., computer information systems, construction engineering, biomedical equipment technology, digital electronics, autocad, environmental control technology, microcomputer management, biotech, avionics, and many more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780134901039
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
11/10/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Mapping the Writer's Highway.

2. The Base Unit: Logical Sentence Design.

3. Sentence Symbols: Punctuation Logic.

4. Sentence Conventions: The Basics of Grammar.

5. Word Rules: Spelling and Capitalization.

6. Goofs, Gaffes, Glitches and Gremlins.

7. Numbers, Measures, Abbreviations and Symbols.

8. Symbolic Systems: The Languages of Science.

9. Cues and Keys: Citations and References.

10. Internet Resources for Engineering.

11. The Resume: Your Corporate Passport.

Appendix A: APA Citation and Documentation Practices.

Index.

Editing Code.

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