Professional and Technical Writing Strategies

Professional and Technical Writing Strategies : Communicating in Technology and Science

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For freshman and sophomore level courses in Professional Writing, Technical Writing and Science and Technical Writing.Comprehensive and easy-to-read, this award-winning text/reference for students emphasizes practical writing. Its presentation and applications offer simple guides that students can easily emulate. It combines instruction, sample papers, exercises and writing projects for manuals, correspondence, research and publication articles, and oral technical communications plus coverage of Internet aids and website design.show more

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  • Paperback | 706 pages
  • 170.18 x 223.52 x 12.7mm | 939.99g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0130412791
  • 9780130412799

About Judith S. VanAlstyne

Judith S. VanAlstyne taught English at Broward Community College for thirty years and was an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University. She has served as an industry technical communications consultant and conducted technical writing workshops and seminars throughout three South Florida counties. Ms. VanAlstyne initiated the Technical Writing Curriculum and Certificate Program at Broward Community College. She has authored numerous graphic design texts, instructional videos for technical writing, and technical workshop/seminar workbooks. In addition to teaching expository and creative writing and literature courses, she introduced the technical writing course curriculum to a private college in Malaysia. She has also published literary criticism, travel articles, and poetry. Merrill D. Tritt has been in the information technology and human resources fields for five years. He is currently a Human Resource Information Systems Analyst for Spherion Corporation. He is also a personal computer consultant in the South Florida tri-county area. In the past, he was an adjunct professor at Broward Community College, teaching computer-related courses. He is responsible for updating most of the graphics and artwork and has also submitted numerous professional papers for this fifth edition.show more

Table of contents

I. GENERAL TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES. 1. Explaining Professional and Technical Communications. 2. Executing The Writing Process: Theory and Practice. 3. Utilizing Graphics and Other Visuals. 4. Designing and Producing Documents and Presentations. II. THE RESEARCH STRATEGIES. 5. Accessing Information. 6. Documenting Research. III. THE TECHNICAL STRATEGIES. 7. Preparing Manuals. 8. Defining Terms. 9. Describing Mechanisms. 10. Giving Instructions. 11. Analyzing a Process. IV. THE PROFESSIONAL STRATEGIES. 12. Composing Correspondence. 13. Preparing Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews. 14. Writing Brief Reports. 15. Devising Longer Reports, Proposals. 16. Producing Professional Papers. V. THE PRESENTATION STRATEGIES. 17. Performing Verbal Communications. 18. Managing Visual Communications. 19. Designing and Managing Websites. Appendix A: Conventions of Construction, Grammar, and Usage. Appendix B: Punctuation and Mechanical Conventions. Works Consulted. Index.show more

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