Reporting technical information

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9780024756305: Reporting technical information

The leading text in technical writing since 1968, Reporting Technical Information covers basic strategies of composing, techniques of presentation, and document design. It also provides detailed analyses of document applications, including oral presentation, and features a complete handbook of grammar and usage. Appendices supply lists of technical reference books and guides along with a complete bibliography. This ninth edition of Reporting Technical Information places greater emphasis than any previous edition on international communication and the implications of global and multicultural correspondence. Documentation instructions include MLA style, Chicago Style, and APA style; a style guide for citing the Internet as a source is included as well.
The new edition includes material on writing collaboratively via email; synchronous discussions and FTP sites; and expansion of "electronic communication." The design of on-line documents has been added to "document design" and the treatment of graphical elements now includes electronic graphics programs. Instruction on using the Internet in job searches is featured as well. The ninth edition is supplemented by the Tech Community website Resources that support technical communication activities for both students and instructors can be found at this site.

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This new edition continues to set the standard for introductory courses in technical writing. With a clear, readable style, it teaches every major aspect of technical writing, plus oral reports, in an organization designed to take readers from the basics to more sophisticated applications. The ninth edition is a thorough revision with new coverage of electronic communication and international communication.

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Key Benefit: Any living language is a growing, flexible instrument. Its rules are constantly changing by virtue of the way it is used by its live, independent speakers and writers. Nevertheless, at any point in a language's development, certain conventions of usage are in force, and violating them can brand writers as uneducated and make their communications difficult to interpret. With a clear, readable style, this book discusses every major aspect of technical writing. Additionally, as electronic technology becomes more widely available and continues to dominate the workplace, people have a growing need to understand and work with electronic communication. Key Topics: From report writing to document design, from job hunting to giving oral reports, this book sets the standards for writing and reporting technical information in the workplace. This handy guide explores the world of electronic communication, from e-mail and electronic discussion groups to file transfer protocol (ftp) and World Wide Web sites in the workplace. Market: This is the ideal resource for anyone who has to write any kind of report in their profession, especial those in technical fields.

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Houp, Kenneth W
Published by Collier Macmillan (1980)
ISBN 10: 002475630X ISBN 13: 9780024756305
New Quantity Available: 1
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Collier Macmillan, 1980. Loose Leaf. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11002475630X

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