ISBN-10:
0312352670
ISBN-13:
9780312352677
Pub. Date:
03/07/2006
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Handbook of Technical Writing / Edition 8

Handbook of Technical Writing / Edition 8

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Handbook of Technical Writing / Edition 8

The seventh edition of this classic comprehensive reference is now easier to use and more thorough than ever. With up-to-date coverage of workplace technology -- from e-mail, Internet research, and writing for the Web to Web forms and page design -- the Handbook of Technical Writing offers expert advice for meeting the demands of online writing. Abundant "real-world" examples and sample documents throughout the text provide models for effective technical communication. The book's new "five-way access" structure -- the alphabetical organization, topical key to the alphabetical entries, checklist of the writing process, comprehensive index, and new topical list of figures and model documents -- provides even more ways of retrieving information, faster. This edition also includes new and revised entires on research, documenting sources, brochures, formal reports, newsletters, proposals, sales letters, presentations, and visuals. With entries that have been consolidated and streamlined, and in-depth treatment of grammar, usage, and the writing skills that both students and professionals need to master, the Handbook of Technical Writing remains both an accessible and easy-to-use guide, and the quick reference faithful users have come to appreciate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312352677
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/07/2006
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 688
Product dimensions: 5.82(w) x 8.57(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Gerald J. Alred is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he teaches courses in the Professional Writing Program. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and several standard bibliographies on business and technical communication, and is a founding member of the editorial board of the Journal of Business and Technical Communication. He is co-author of The Business Writer's Handbook and Handbook of Technical Writing. He is a recipient of the prestigious Jay R. Gould Award for "profound scholarly and textbook contributions to the teaching of business and technical writing."

Walter E. Oliu served as chief of the Publishing Services Branch at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where he managed the agency’s printing, graphics, editing, and publishing programs. He also developed the public-access standards for and managed daily operations of the agency’s public Web site.  He has taught at Miami University of Ohio, Slippery Rock State University, and as an adjunct faculty member at Montgomery College and George Mason University.  His books include Writing That Works,  Tenth Edition  (reprinted chapters appear in Kevin J. Harty’s Strategies for Business and Technical Writing, Fifth Edition, , and Brenda D. Smith and Laura C. Headley’s The Lifelong Reader, Second Edition); The Handbook of Technical Writing, Ninth Edition; The Business Writer’s Handbook, Ninth eEdition (Fortune and Book-of-the-Month Club selections); The Business Writer’s Companion, Sixth Edition; The Technical Writer’s Companion, Third Edition; Writing from A-Z, Fifth Edition; and The Professional Writer.
 

Charles T. Brusaw was a faculty member at NCR Corporation's Management College, where he developed and taught courses in professional writing, editing, and presentation skills for the corporation worldwide. Previously, he worked in advertising, technical writing, public relations, and curriculum development. He has been a communications consultant, an invited speaker at academic conferences, and a teacher of business writing at Sinclair Community College.

Table of Contents

Prefacev
Five Steps to Successful Writingxi
Checklist of the Writing Processxix
Topical Key to the Alphabetical Entriesxxi
Topical List of Figures and Model Documentsxxiv
Handbook of Technical Writing: Alphabetical Entries1
Index591

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