Technical Writing, Simplified

Author: Nell Johnson,Mary Sylwester
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781543268485
Page: 336
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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.

Research Writing Simplified

A Documentation Guide
Author: Raymond H. Clines,Elizabeth R. Cobb
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 79
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Presents a guide to the research process, with information and exercises on such topics as citing sources, summarizing, paraphrasing, direct quotations, plagiarism, and documented essays.

Science and Technical Writing

A Manual of Style
Author: Philip Rubens
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415925518
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 427
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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.

Palmer Plan Handbook

Photoplay Writing Simplified and Explained...; Including a Current Glossary of Technical and Semi-technical Words and Phrases
Author: Frederick Palmer
Publisher: N.A
Category: Motion picture authorship
Page: 165
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The Technical Writer's and Editor's Handbook

Tools for the Trade
Author: Thomas D. Wetzel
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1598866737
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 405
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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"

Handbook for technical writing

Author: James H. Shelton
Publisher: Ntc Business Books
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 210
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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.

Engineers' Guide to Technical Writing

Author: Kenneth G. Budinski
Publisher: ASM International
ISBN: 1615031685
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 409
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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 and Writing

State of the Art
Author: Patrik Holt,Noel Williams
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 9781871516203
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 387
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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.

Computers Simplified

Author: Paul McFedries
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470377615
Category: Computers
Page: 229
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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: Marmel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118517229
Category: Computers
Page: 408
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A basic introduction to learn Office 2013 quickly, easily,and in full color Office 2013 has new features and tools to master, and whetheryou're upgrading from an earlier version or using the Officeapplications for the first time, you'll appreciate this simplifiedapproach. Offering a clear, visual style of learning, this bookprovides you with concise, step-by-step instructions and full-colorscreen shots that walk you through the applications in theMicrosoft Office 2013 suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, andPublisher. Shows you how to tackle dozens of Office 2013 tasks Shares practical examples and beneficial advice to guide youthrough each application Focuses on visual learners, with step-by-step instructionsillustrated with full-color screen shots throughout Office 2013 Simplified makes the new Office suite easy tounderstand, even if you are new to the software.

Official Guide to Mastering the DSST--Technical Writing

Chapter 8 of 8
Author: Peterson's
Publisher: Peterson's
ISBN: 0768929628
Category: Study Aids
Page: 480
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A part of Peterson's Official Guide to Mastering the DSST Exams-Technical Writing helps nontraditional students earn college credits for life and learning experiences, with a diagnostic test, subject review, and post-test (with detailed answer explanations) for this popular DSST exam: Technical Writing. Topics include progress, feasibility, and laboratory reports; correspondence: memos, letters, and resumes; organizing technical content, technical editing, and much more. Peterson's Official Guide to Mastering the DSST Exams is the only prep guide endorsed by Prometric, the DSST program provider, which found this study guide to be an excellent reflection of the content of the respective DSST tests.

Basic Technical Writing

Author: Herman M. Weisman
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780675212564
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 602
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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.

Technical Communication for Readers and Writers

Author: Brenda R. Sims
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 9780618221738
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 685
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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.

Microsoft Windows Vista Simplified

Author: Paul McFedries
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470045752
Category: Computers
Page: 230
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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.

Survivor's Guide to Technical Writing

Author: David Ingre
Publisher: Thomson South-Western
ISBN: 9780538970280
Category: Communication of technical information
Page: 325
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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.

Technical Writing Basics

A Guide to Style and Form
Author: Brian R. Holloway
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780130291547
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 210
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Using a reader-friendly approach, this guide to technical writing shows students how to take the structures, patterns and strategies of writing learned in a basic composition course (summary, process, analysis and persuasion) and apply them in different kinds of technical documents.