Combines the fundamentals of technical writing and verbal communication with essential English as a second language (ESL) skills. Contains a range of actual examples and case studies to enable non-native English speaking professionals to write clear and effective documentation.
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Quickly master the rules and conventions of effective technical communications for the North American workplace
This unique resource book was specially designed for engineers, scientists, and other technical professionals for whom English is an adopted language. Its step-by-step guidelines, clear explanations, and carefully paced practice exercises will help you communicate more effectively in the North American technical workplace. Numerous real-life examples make it easy for you to master the elements of English grammar, tone, and style, as well as the special formal requirements for writing clear and effective technical documentation.
While its primary function is to help you to develop effective technical writing skills, this resource book also helps you improve your speech and your listening skills. With the help of Dr. Campbell's step-by-step instructions, you will quickly gain the confidence you need to communicate your ideas at staff meetings, roundtable discussions, briefings, and other formal and informal settings.
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The ability to communicate technical information effectively is an essential component of job performance and career advancement. Don't let the fact that English is not your native language hold you back. Quickly master the rules and conventions of North American technical communication with ESL Resource Book for Engineers and Scientists.About the Author:
ELAINE CAMPBELL, PhD, was in charge of training and education for employees at the 63 domestic and overseas sites of a federally funded research and development center. She is now a partner in Campbell Consulting. She teaches technical communications at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she has been a member of the faculty for the past 10 years. She has a doctorate in English literature and a master's in education with a specialization in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
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Book Description Wiley, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0471121711