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Strategies for business and technical writing

Author: Kevin J Harty
Publisher: Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays, most previously published, by professionals in business and technical communication. Suitable as a supplement to core texts in either technical writing or general composition,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin J Harty
ISBN: 0205261205 9780205261208
OCLC Number: 39130784
Description: xvi, 377 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Part One: Process as well as product. Using PAFEO planning --
The writing process --
The direct writing process for getting words on paper --
Evaluating and testing as you revise --
The project worksheet for efficient writing management --
Communication failures contributing to the challenger accident: an example for technical communicators. Part Two: Problems with language. Gobbledygook --
Writing in your job --
The plain English revolution --
Guide to nonsexist language --
Bias-free language: some guidelines. Part Three: Business and technical correspondence. How to write a business letter --
Making your correspondence get results --
Letters that sell --
"I have some bad news for you" --
How to write better memos --
Clear writing means clear thinking means --
The file cabinet has a sex life: insights of a professional writing consultant --
How to use bottom-line writing in corporate communications --
E-mail: a new medium for technical correspodence. Part Four: Reports and other longer documents. Audience analysis: the problem and a solution --
What to report --
The writng of abstracts --
Ten report writing pitfalls: how to avoid them --
Creating tables and illustrations --
How to lie with statistics --
Strategies of persuation --
proposals. Part Five: Resumes and other written materials for a job search. Writing resumes and letters in the language of employers --
The self-assessment --
The style and appearance of the cover letter --
The functional resume.
Responsibility: Kevin J. Harty.

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