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Technical writing : a practical guide for engineers, scientists, and nontechnical professionals

Author: Phillip A Laplante
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2019]
Series: What every engineer should know.
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip A Laplante
ISBN: 9781138628106 1138628107 9781138606968 1138606960
OCLC Number: 1028611477
Description: xx, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1: The Nature of Technical Writing1.1 Introduction1.2 Who Writes Technical Documentation?1.3 Taxonomy of Technical Writing1.4 Technical Reporting1.5 Business Communications1.6 Scientific Writing1.7 Exercises1.8 ReferencesChapter 2: Technical Writing Basics2.1 Introduction2.2 Structuring Your Writing2.3 Positioning Your Writing2.4 Choosing the Right Words2.5 Avoiding Traps2.6 Making Your Technical Writing More Interesting2.7 The 5 Cs of Technical Writing2.8 Referencing2.9 Exercises2.10 ReferencesChapter 3: The Writing Process3.1 Introduction3.2 The Traditional Writing Process3.3 Environment3.4 Dealing with Writer's Block3.5 Meeting Deadlines3.6 Writing Tools3.7 Permissions and Plagiarism3.8 Making Your Writing Understandable to All3.9 Exercises3.10 ReferencesChapter 4: Scientific Writing4.1 Introduction4.2 Technical Reports4.3 Tutorials4.4 Opinion4.5 Research Papers4.6 Reviews of books, papers, and reports4.7. Exercises4.8 References Chapter 5: Business Communications5.1 Introduction5.2 Resumes5.3 Transmittal Letters5.4 Writing letters of reference5.5 Memos5.6 Meetings, Agendas and Minutes5.7 Customer Relations Writing5.8 Press Releases5.9 Presentations5.10 Marketing and sales materials5.11 Exercises5.12 ReferencesChapter 6: Technical Reporting6.1 Introduction6.2 Technical Procedures6.3 Proposals 6.4 Panel Sessions6.5 Strategic Plans and Planning6.6 Problem Reports6.7 User Manuals6.8 Exercises6.9 ReferencesChapter 7: Using Graphical Elements7.1 Breaking up the Monotony7.2 Modeling Ideas with Graphics7.3 Selecting the best model for a schedule7.4 Dealing with Figures7.5 Dealing with Tables7.6 Dealing with equations 7.7 Dealing with Dynamic Content7.8 Exercises7.7 ReferencesChapter 8: Publishing Your Work 8.1 Introduction8.2 Making a living as a writer8.3 The Review Process8.4 Handling Rejection8.5 Open Access Publishing8.6 Self-publishing8.7 Exercises8.8 ReferencesChapter 9: Writing For E-Media9.1 Introduction9.2 Email can be Dangerous9.3 E-newsletters9.4 Blogging9.5 Social Networks9.5 E-Magazines9.7 E-Readers9.8 Online Courses9.9 Exercises9.9 ReferencesChapter 10: Writing with Collaborators10.1 Introduction10.2 Writing in Different Voices10.3 Very Large Collaborative Writing Projects10.4 Behavior of Groups10.5 Other Paradigms for Team Building10.6 Antipatterns in Organizations10.7 Exercises10.8 ReferencesAppendix A: Writing ChecklistAppendix B: Writing SamplesGlossary
Series Title: What every engineer should know.
Responsibility: Phillip A. Laplante.

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