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Technical Writing

Book Description

Engineers and scientists of all types are often required to write reports, summaries, manuals, guides, and so forth. While these individuals certainly have had some sort of English or writing course, it is less likely that they have had any instruction in the special requirements of technical writing.

Filling this void, Technical Writing: A Practical Guide for Engineers and Scientists enables readers to write, edit, and publish materials of a technical nature, including books, articles, reports, and electronic media. Written by a renowned engineer and widely published technical author, this guide complements the traditional writer’s reference manuals and other books on technical writing. It helps readers understand the practical considerations in writing technical content.

Drawing on his own work, the author presents many first-hand examples of writing, editing, and publishing technical materials. These examples illustrate how a publication originated as well as various challenges and solutions.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover (1/2)
  2. Front Cover (2/2)
  3. Contents (1/2)
  4. Contents (2/2)
  5. What Every Engineer Should Know: Series Statement
  6. Preface (1/2)
  7. Preface (2/2)
  8. Chapter 1: The Nature of Technical Writing (1/2)
  9. Chapter 1: The Nature of Technical Writing (2/2)
  10. Chapter 2: Technical Writing Basics (1/6)
  11. Chapter 2: Technical Writing Basics (2/6)
  12. Chapter 2: Technical Writing Basics (3/6)
  13. Chapter 2: Technical Writing Basics (4/6)
  14. Chapter 2: Technical Writing Basics (5/6)
  15. Chapter 2: Technical Writing Basics (6/6)
  16. Chapter 3: The Writing Process (1/5)
  17. Chapter 3: The Writing Process (2/5)
  18. Chapter 3: The Writing Process (3/5)
  19. Chapter 3: The Writing Process (4/5)
  20. Chapter 3: The Writing Process (5/5)
  21. Chapter 4: Scientific Writing (1/5)
  22. Chapter 4: Scientific Writing (2/5)
  23. Chapter 4: Scientific Writing (3/5)
  24. Chapter 4: Scientific Writing (4/5)
  25. Chapter 4: Scientific Writing (5/5)
  26. Chapter 5: Business Communications (1/7)
  27. Chapter 5: Business Communications (2/7)
  28. Chapter 5: Business Communications (3/7)
  29. Chapter 5: Business Communications (4/7)
  30. Chapter 5: Business Communications (5/7)
  31. Chapter 5: Business Communications (6/7)
  32. Chapter 5: Business Communications (7/7)
  33. Chapter 6: Technical Reporting (1/6)
  34. Chapter 6: Technical Reporting (2/6)
  35. Chapter 6: Technical Reporting (3/6)
  36. Chapter 6: Technical Reporting (4/6)
  37. Chapter 6: Technical Reporting (5/6)
  38. Chapter 6: Technical Reporting (6/6)
  39. Chapter 7: Using Graphical Elements (1/5)
  40. Chapter 7: Using Graphical Elements (2/5)
  41. Chapter 7: Using Graphical Elements (3/5)
  42. Chapter 7: Using Graphical Elements (4/5)
  43. Chapter 7: Using Graphical Elements (5/5)
  44. Chapter 8: Publishing Your Work (1/4)
  45. Chapter 8: Publishing Your Work (2/4)
  46. Chapter 8: Publishing Your Work (3/4)
  47. Chapter 8: Publishing Your Work (4/4)
  48. Chapter 9: Writing for E-Media (1/3)
  49. Chapter 9: Writing for E-Media (2/3)
  50. Chapter 9: Writing for E-Media (3/3)
  51. Chapter 10: Writing with Collaborators (1/4)
  52. Chapter 10: Writing with Collaborators (2/4)
  53. Chapter 10: Writing with Collaborators (3/4)
  54. Chapter 10: Writing with Collaborators (4/4)
  55. Glossary
  56. Back Cover