Pocket Guide to Technical Writing

Pocket Guide to Technical Writing

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For courses in Technical Writing, Technical Communication, Writing for Technicians, and Business Writing-as well as corporate training seminars in writing. Intended as the "Strunk and White" of technical writing, this book is unique in its combination of an alphabetized handbook with brief chapters on organization and efficiency. This handy reference for on-the-job writing gives quick, easy-to-find answers to common writing problems faced in various technical and professional careers. It provides immediate help for planning, drafting, and revising 16 common documents-from letters and memos to reports and proposals. (An excellent Value Pak opportunity!)show more

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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 149.86 x 228.6 x 10.16mm | 317.51g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • 2nd edition
  • illustrations, map
  • 0130261025
  • 9780130261021

About William S. Pfeiffer

SANDY PFEIFFER has spent a career in technical and professional writing. With a Ph.D. in English, he is a professor and department head at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia. His department offers both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Technical and Professional Communication. Besides the Pocket Guide, Pfeiffer has written Technical Writing: A Practical Approach, now in its 4th edition (Prentice Hall, 2000). The book is used in colleges and universities around the country. He also wrote Proposal Writing: The Art of Friendly Persuasion (Merrill, 1989), and co-authored, with Chuck Keller, Proposal Writing: The Act of Friendly and Winning Persuasion (Prentice Hall, 2000). Since 1979, Pfeiffer has taught communication seminars to business, industry, and government groups in the United States and overseas. Sample seminar topics include Report Writing, Proposals, Oral Presentations, Effective Meetings, and Technical Editing.show more

Table of contents

1. The Writing Process: Achieving Speed and Quality. Definition of Technical Writing. Nine Steps to Better Writing. Writing in Groups. 2. Structure: Achieving Order and Design. Basics of Organization. ABC Format. Page Design. 3. Special Topics: Graphics and Speeches. Graphics. Speeches. Appendix A: ABC Formats and Examples. Appendix B: Writing Handbook. Alphabetized Table of Contents. Topical Table of Contents. Index.show more

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