Science and Technical Writing

Author: Philip Rubens
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135959517
Release Date: 2002-09-11
Genre: History

With this new edition, Science and Technical Writing confirms its position as the definitive style resource for thousands of established and aspiring technical writers. Editor Philip Rubens has fully revised and updated his popular 1992 edition, with full, authoritative coverage of the techniques and technologies that have revolutionized electronic communications over the past eight years.

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

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

The Elements of International English Style

Author: Edmond H. Weiss
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765628309
Release Date: 2015-05-18
Genre: Business & Economics

This easy-to-use handbook is an essential resource for anyone who needs to write English correspondence for an international business audience. In an engaging, accessible style it integrates the theory and controversies of intercultural communication with the practical skills of writing and editing English for those who read it as a second language. The book emphasizes principles of simplicity and clarity, proper etiquette, cultural sensitivity, appropriate layout and typography, and more to increase the chances that a text prepared by a native English speaker will be better understood by a non-native speaker. It also updates traditional advice with new insights into "e-mail culture." Equally useful for students and professionals in business communication, marketing communication, and international business, The Elements of International English Style is filled with realistic examples, problems, and projects, including: 57 specific tactics to internationalize one's English; hundreds of before-and-after comparisons showing the effects of editing for an international audience; models of international correspondence; practical discussion questions and work projects; useful resources for further study, including books, articles, and websites.

Computers and Writing

Author: Patrik Holt
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 187151620X
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Contains a set of papers taken from 3rd International Conference on Computers and Writing, representing the comprehensive survey of the application of computers to writing to date. This book is suitable for audience, including researchers, both academic and commercial, interested in theoretical and applied issues related to computers and writing.

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.

Technical Writing for Success

Author: Darlene Smith-Worthington
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780538450485
Release Date: 2010-02-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Taking an applied approach to teaching workplace writing, TECHNICAL WRITING FOR SUCCESS 3E is a comprehensive text designed to focus on skills that employers demand in today’s workplace-thinking, listening, composing, revising, and editing. Students are encouraged to acquire many workplace skills through integrated and applied instruction so that mastering technical writing is relevant and exciting. Abundant model documents reflect Office 2007 formats and include questions providing critical thinking opportunities. This comprehensive text features an engaging writing style, student and real-world models, write-to-learn activities, expanded oral presentation coverage, and much more. TECHNICAL WRITING FOR SUCCESS 3E provides instruction on the less common documents not covered in general communication texts, e.g., proposals, news releases, science lab reports, and instructions. Chapter contents include technical research; writing for the Web; brief informative, brief investigative and recommendation reports; as well as technical reading. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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.

Translation and Technology

Author: Chiew Kin Quah
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230287105
Release Date: 2006-04-12
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Chiew Kin Quah draws on years of academic and professional experience to provide an account of translation technology, its applications and capabilities. Major developments from North America, Europe and Asia are described, including developments in uses and users of the technology.

User Guides Manuals and Technical Writing

Author: Adrian Wallwork
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781493906413
Release Date: 2014-06-19
Genre: Business & Economics

This book is intended for anyone whose job involves writing formal documentation. It is aimed at non-native speakers of English, but should also be of use for native speakers who have no training in technical writing. Technical writing is a skill that you can learn and this book outlines some simple ideas for writing clear documentation that will reflect well on your company, its image and its brand. The book has four parts: Structure and Content: Through examples, you will learn best practices in writing the various sections of a manual and what content to include. Clear Unambiguous English: You will learn how to write short clear sentences and paragraphs whose meaning will be immediately clear to the reader. Layout and Order Information: Here you will find guidelines on style issues, e.g., headings, bullets, punctuation and capitalization. Typical Grammar and Vocabulary Mistakes: This section is divided alphabetically and covers grammatical and vocabulary issues that are typical of user manuals.

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.

Handbook for technical writing

Author: James H. Shelton
Publisher: Ntc Business Books
ISBN: PSU:000026595559
Release Date: 1994-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Handbook for Technical Writing is an indispensable guide that will help you write and edit clearer, more forceful, more persuasive memos, letters, technical reports and documents. In 272 clearly, concisely written pages loaded with dozens of illustrations, examples, working assignments, and self-tests, the Handbook takes you step-by-step along the path to more effective communication. Section 1 shows how to match your objectives for a specific piece of communication to the needs and objectives of your audience. Section 2 discloses the six key steps you can use to make everything you write the best it can be: Planning; Organizing; Outlining; Rough Draft; Revision; and Final Draft. Annotations throughout highlight the most important and useful points and ideas. Section 3 gives a point-by-point analysis of every kind of technical document. Memos, reports, technical manuals, product operating instructions; and abstracts - you'll learn how to write every kind of document to achieve maximum impact. Section 4 gives fully executed examples of technical communications written by professional technical writers, with detailed explanations of how and why they communicate so effectively. A "Rules of the Road" Appendix of the basics of grammar and style rounds out this invaluable reference to help smooth your way to more polished and professional documents. In business and the technical disciplines the importance of having great ideas is surpassed only by the ability to communicate those ideas - clearly, efficiently, forcefully, persuasively. Handbook for Technical Writing is the one reference book that will give you the breadth of the big picture and the depth of detail to ensure your success everytime you write.

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.