From abstracts to online professional profiles , from blogs and forums to formal reports and manuals , the Handbook of Technical Writing uses smart, accessible language to spotlight and clarify technical writing today. Plus, updated, in-depth treatment of pressing issues like the job search, audience awareness, source documentation, and social media use on the job resonate both in class and at the office. With a refreshed, integrated focus on the ways technologies shape writing, the Twelfth Edition of the Handbook is the indispensable reference tool for writing successfully in the workplace. Comprehensive discussion of the writing process and in-depth treatment of grammar, usage, and style provide guidance on writing well.
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Now in its tenth edition, this classic book remains the complete technical-writing reference for students and professionals alike. Alphabetically organized and easy-to-use, its nearly entries provide guidance for writing all the most common types of professional documents and correspondence, including reports, proposals, manuals, memos, and white papers.
Abundant real-world sample documents and visuals throughout the book demonstrate effective technical communication, reflecting current practices for formatting documents and using email. In addition, advice for organizing, researching, writing, and revising complements thorough treatment of grammar, usage, style, and punctuation to provide comprehensive help with writing skills.
This edition has been thoroughly revised to include updated advice for analyzing the context of different writing situations, using and integrating visuals, and dealing with ethical concerns in technical writing.
Expanded coverage of the latest types of writing for the Web discusses FAQs and blogs as forms of collaborative writing and business promotion. New Digital Tips focus on using technology to assist with writing tasks, such as using wikis for collaborative documents.
Entries throughout the book have been revised, updated, consolidated, and streamlined to provide the most accurate and accessible information. Comprehensive yet concise, the Handbook of Technical Writing remains the quick reference faithful users have come to appreciate.
Gerald J. Alred is professor of English at the University of Wisconsin — Milwaukee, where he teaches courses in professional writing and directs the Graduate Certificate Program in International Technical Communication. He received the Jay R. He is also the author of the annotated bibliography "Essential Works on Technical Communication," which appeared in the 50th anniversary issue of Technical Communication.
Charles T. Brusaw is a business-writing consultant for corporations worldwide. He worked for twenty years as a technical writer for the NCR Corporation and has also worked in advertising, public relations, and curriculum development. Walter E. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He is a communications consultant in the Washington, D. Martin's, Handbook of Technical Writing, Tenth Edition.
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If I need to look up a technical writing topic quickly, The Handbook of Technical Writing is the book I pull off the shelf first. Gerald J. Alred is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Wisconsin— Milwaukee, where he is a teaching-award recipient and an adviser to the Professional Writing Program. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and several standard bibliographies on business and technical communication, and he is a founding member of the editorial board of the Journal of Business and Technical Communication. He is a recipient of the prestigious Jay R.
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Always anticipating the needs of today's writers, the ninth edition includes expanded coverage of audience and context, and reflects the impact that e-mail and technology have had on workplace communication. An integrated companion Web site works together with the text to offer expanded online resources with the same clarity and depth of instruction. I don't know what to make of this one. I missed Erlendur's presence. It felt less well planned than others in the series, more as though he were making it up as he went along. It felt incomplete This is simply the most useful book I have ever owned.