Technical and Professional Communication

Technical and Professional Communication : Integrating Text and Visuals

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This is an introductory textbook for college-level undergraduate courses or certificate programs in Professional / Technical Communication or professional writing. This book is geared toward courses that would be offered by Communications or English departments as opposed to courses offered within Engineering departments, for example, or other more narrowcast courses in Technical Writing. The book is divided into four parts: - Part one focuses on the planning of documents and includes chapters about aspects that need to be considered before beginning a document: decisions about its purpose, audience, mix of text and graphics, resources, and collaboration. Also this part looks at legal and ethical issues, sources for information, drafting, sketching, and formatting of graphics. It includes chapters devoted to writing text, designing pages, creating tables and figures, and using photos and color.- Part two focuses on composing text and generating graphics with chapters devoted to writing text, designing pages, creating figures, and using photos and color.- Part three looks at the applications themselves, the integration of text and graphics as they appear in technical descriptions, instructions, proposals, reports, correspondences, promotional materials, and oral presentations.- Part four serves as a reference for understanding grammar and punctuation as well as a reference for correcting common writing errors. It concludes with guidelines for citing sources within documents.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 213.36 x 274.32 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • MA, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations, black & white line drawings, figures
  • 1585102571
  • 9781585102570

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For lower level courres in technical writing or technical communications as taught in departments of English or communications, or writing, at colleges, universities and community colleges, especially where ther emphasis is on writing and communications as opposed to engineering and technology.show more