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A fast paced guide to writing clear concise readable technical documents and giving compelling technical presentations Teaches you how to write for an international audience use active voice to communicate with confidence and authority and produce effective lists tables and graphics This work also helps you develop winning research business and book proposals and present Power Point presentations The fastest way for professionals to master technical writing You re a technical professional perhaps a programmer engineer or scientist You are not a professional writer but writing is part of your job specs manuals proposals lab reports technical presentations Web content data sheets and so on Welcome This book is for you It s all you need to clearly communicate technical ideas to any audiencetechnical or nontechnicaland motivate them to act Barry J Rosenbergorganizes every facet of effective technical writing into more than 175 short concise fast paced tutorials You ll find loads of examples what to do and what notto do plus start to finish instructions for writing exactly the kinds of documents you need to create Need specific solutions This book s bite size visual high efficiency format delivers them instantly Dig in get started and get results Make all your documents and presentations clearer more concise and more compelling Understand your audience and target your content appropriately Learn how to write for an international audience Use active voice to communicate with confidence and authority Produce effective lists tables and graphics Create useful examples Write effective manuals and release notes Implement solid technical Web sites Develop winning research business and book proposals Create and present compelling PowerPoint presentations Write e mails that don t ignite flame wars Learn how to integrate documentation development into best engineering practices Downloadable examples are available on the Web

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The fastest way for professionals to master technical writing!

You’re a technical professional, perhaps a programmer, engineer, or scientist. You are not a professional writer, but writing is part of your job (specs, manuals, proposals, lab reports, technical presentations, Web content, data sheets, and so on).

Welcome. This book is for you. It’s all you need to clearly communicate technical ideas to any audience—technical or nontechnical—and motivate them to act.

Barry J. Rosenberg organizes every facet of effective technical writing into more than 175 short, concise, fast-paced tutorials. You’ll find loads of examples (what to do and what not to do) plus start-to-finish instructions for writing exactly the kinds of documents you need to create.

Need specific solutions? This book’s bite-size, visual, high-efficiency format delivers them instantly. Dig in, get started, and get results!

  • Make all your documents and presentations clearer, more concise, and more compelling
  • Understand your audience, and target your content appropriately
  • Learn how to write for an international audience
  • Use active voice to communicate with confidence and authority
  • Produce effective lists, tables, and graphics
  • Create useful examples
  • Write effective manuals and release notes
  • Implement solid technical Web sites
  • Develop winning research, business, and book proposals
  • Create and present compelling PowerPoint presentations
  • Write e-mails that don’t ignite flame wars
  • Learn how to integrate documentation development into best engineering practices

Downloadable examples are available on the Web.



About the Author:

Barry Rosenberg is the author of more than sixty corporate technical manuals, primarily on programming. An experienced instructor, Barry has taught everything from high school physics to weeklong corporate seminars on data structures. Most recently, he spent four semesters at MIT, where he taught advanced technical writing. Barry is a consulting technical writer at ITA Software in Cambridge, MA. and the owner of Tech. Writing Seminars (techwritingseminars.com).

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