Technical Writing Simplified

Author: Nell Johnson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 154326848X
Release Date: 2017-03-10

This book focuses on the essentials. It offers easily understood models (over 40 sample documents) and clear instruction, with a straightforward structure that makes it easy for the student to work through the book, adding knowledge while practicing different forms and skills. This textbook consistently receives positive reviews from community college and lower-level university students: "I loved how the text was set up, the chapters were easy to read through and understand." "... this is the first writing class that I've enjoyed reading the textbook. It's concise and informative without having my eyes glaze over every 5 minutes." The authors, two community college writing instructors, have created a very readable textbook that is both inexpensive and practical.

Professional Communication in Engineering

Author: H. Sales
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230625143
Release Date: 2006-10-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This book gives an inside view of real engineers communicating in a modern aerospace engineering environment. Using many authentic texts and language examples, the author describes the writing of specifications and requirements, engineering proposals, executive summaries and other communication tasks.

The Technical Writer s and Editor s Handbook

Author: Thomas D. Wetzel
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 9781598866735
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Do you have a pressing need to know about technical writing but don't know whom to ask or where to look? The Technical Writer's and Editor's Handbook provides a quick and easy way to answer your questions. Author Tom Wetzel draws from actual experiences of a successful technical writing career to explain the differences in various technical writing professions and the practical tools of the working technical writer's trade and their applications. Short, quickly digestible, and illustrated chapters support the development of technical proposals, training literature, magazine articles, technical advertisements, and press releases, as well as technical manuals and users' guides among other technical documentation. A practical day-to-day working tool, this guide and reference is an essential for the personal library of all practicing technical writers and other technical professionals including: a centsLogisticians a centsTechnicians a centsEngineers a centsManagers a centsStudents"

The Insider s Guide to Technical Writing

Author: Krista Van Laan
Publisher: XML Press
ISBN: 9781457182426
Release Date: 2012-05-15
Genre: Reference

Every complex product needs to be explained to its users, and technical writers, also known as technical communicators, are the ones who do that job. A growing field, technical writing requires multiple skills, including an understanding of technology, writing ability, and great people skills. Whether you're thinking of becoming a technical writer, just starting out, or you've been working for a while and feel the need to take your skills to the next level, The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing can help you be a successful technical writer and build a satisfying career. Inside the Book Is This Job for Me? What does it take to be a technical writer? Building the Foundation: What skills and tools do you need to get started? The Best Laid Plans: How do you create a schedule that won’t make you go crazy? How do you manage different development processes, including Agile methodologies? On the Job: What does it take to walk into a job and be productive right away? The Tech Writer Toolkit: How do you create style guides, indexes, templates and layouts? How do you manage localization and translation and all the other non-writing parts of the job? I Love My Job: How do you handle the ups and downs of being a technical writer? Appendixes: References to websites, books, and other resources to keep you learning. Index

Computers and Writing

Author: Patrik O'Brian Holt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401128544
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Computers

Patrik O'Brian Holt Heriot-Watt University After speech, writing is the most common form of human communication and represents the cornerstone of our ability to preserve and record information. Writing, by its very definition, requires artifacts in the form of tools to write with and a medium to write on. Through history these artifacts have ranged from sticks and clay tablets, feather and leather, crude pens and paper, sophisticated pens and paper, typewriters and paper; and electronic devices with or without paper. The development of writing tools has straightforward objectives, to make writing easier and more effective and assist in distributing written communication fast and efficiently. Both the crudest and most sophisticated forms of writing tools act as mediators of human written communication for the purpose of producing, distributing and conserving written language. In the modern world the computer is arguably the most sophisticated form of mediation, the implications of which are not yet fully understood. The use of computers (a writing artifact which mediates communication) for the production and editing of text is almost as old as computers themselves. Early computers involved the use of crude text editors and a writer had to insert commands resembling a programming language to format and print a document. For example to underline a word the writer had to do the following, This is an example of how to .ul underline a single word. in order to produce: This is an example of how to underline a single word.

APA Style Simplified

Author: Bernard Beins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470672327
Release Date: 2012-05-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"In APA Style Simplified, experienced teacher and writer Bernard C. Beins guides young scholars through the labyrinth of APA style. He highlights the major elements of APA style and shows how to generate a coherent manuscript. Beins also explores how to develop ideas, connect them to what others have written, and express them in a style that reflects a sophisticated knowledge of the subject area. In addition, he features a sample manuscript showing common deviations from APA style, and how to correct these problems. An essential resource for those working on research papers, dissertations, and manuscripts within relevant subject areas, APA Style Simplified is a compact but comprehensive guide to writing clearly and effectively"--Provided by publisher.

Engineers Guide to Technical Writing

Author: Kenneth G. Budinski
Publisher: ASM International
ISBN: 9781615031689
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Annotation An engineer with experience in the automotive and chemical process industries, Budinski has compiled material he used to train new engineers and technicians in an attempt to get his co-workers to document their work in a reasonable manner. He does not focus on the mechanics of the English language, but on the types of documents that an average technical person will encounter in business, government, or industry. He also thinks that students with no technical background should be able to benefit from the tutorial. c. Book News Inc

Computers Simplified

Author: Paul McFedries
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470377611
Release Date: 2008-02-11
Genre: Computers

Here’s the easiest guide ever to computers — a book that skips the long-winded explanations and shows you how things work. Full-color screen shots walk you through each step, and self-contained, two-page lessons make learning a snap. You’ll learn to use different types of computers and software, create documents and use different programs, get online, start using e-mail, and manage your music and digital photos. A friendly character called Chip introduces each task, and sidebars offer real-world advice.

Office 2013 Simplified

Author: Elaine Marmel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118517222
Release Date: 2013-04-05
Genre: Computers

A basic introduction to learn Office 2013 quickly, easily, and in full color Office 2013 has new features and tools to master, and whether you're upgrading from an earlier version or using the Office applications for the first time, you'll appreciate this simplified approach. Offering a clear, visual style of learning, this book provides you with concise, step-by-step instructions and full-color screen shots that walk you through the applications in the Microsoft Office 2013 suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Publisher. Shows you how to tackle dozens of Office 2013 tasks Shares practical examples and beneficial advice to guide you through each application Focuses on visual learners, with step-by-step instructions illustrated with full-color screen shots throughout Office 2013 Simplified makes the new Office suite easy to understand, even if you are new to the software.

Basic Technical Writing

Author: Herman M. Weisman
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0675212561
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Using easy-to-follow explanations and a wealth of writing samples taken from real life, this classic introduction to basic technical writing covers the formal technical report and shorter forms such as letters, memos, and abstracts -- and explains all expository techniques in detail -- e.g., definition, description, explaining a process, analysis. It explores every aspect of the technical writer's craft -- from the process that begins before pen touches paper -- e.g., topic research, literature search, and the scientific method -- to the writing, revising, and editing that results in a final product. Major sections include: modality and media (technical English, technical style, and automated word processing); technical writing fundamentals (expository forms); technical report writing (research, writing, editing, graphics); short technical writing forms (proposals, oral reports, technical papers and articles); and grammar/punctuation/style/usage reference.

Microsoft Windows Vista Simplified

Author: Paul McFedries
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470045756
Release Date: 2007-01-03
Genre: Computers

A visual handbook demonstrates the newest features of Windows Vista, including its graphics, Internet applications, multimedia functions, and interface, while reviewing such basics as document and file management, security, customization, and networking.

Technical Communication for Readers and Writers

Author: Brenda R. Sims
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 0618221735
Release Date: 2002-09-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Sims' Technical Communication for Readers and Writers, Second Edition, guides students in planning, writing, and designing effective documents to meet the needs of users and readers. Thoroughly revised, expanded, and redesigned in full color, this edition gives students the tools they need to create appropriate technical documents for a multitude of writing situations and audiences. The text takes a process approach rather than the model-based approach of older tech writing texts.

Research Writing Simplified

Author: Raymond H. Clines
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0321101456
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Designed to augment any course requiring writing and the use of secondary source material, Research Writing Simplified isolates the skills related to research and moves students through a series of learning activities that provide practice and reinforcement. The fourth edition has been updated to reflect the electronic revolution taking place in research, including information on Internet searches, electronic database searches, and documentation conventions for all forms of electronic sources. A new section on usage and basic sentence grammar makes the text even more versatile, and updated APA and MLA sections provide the latest information on both guidelines. Its concise format and low cost make this an appealing resource for both students and instructors working on research papers.

Survivor s Guide to Technical Writing

Author: David Ingre
Publisher: Thomson South-Western
ISBN: 0538970286
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Communication of technical information

This text is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to key workplace communication skills. This text is targeted specifically to the career college student and is written and designed accordingly. Survivor's Guide to Technical Writing presents all of the essentials of workplace communication in an easy-to-read and easy-to-use format. The content is comprehensive and universal, and emphasizes the most practical and useful information rather than the theoretical. This text reflects the most current topics and issues in technical communication and includes many cases, activities, and features to engage students enrich learning. The text features the most current technology coverage and indicates Internet resources throughout.