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Technical Writing by Phillip A. Laplante

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A Practical Guide
for Engineers and Scientists
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Laplante
TECHNICAL
WRITING
A Practical Guide for Engineers and Scientists
TECHNICAL WRITING
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.
Features
Offers precise, hands-on coverage of technical writing
Complements the traditional writer’s reference manuals and other books
on technical writing
Includes a number of personal anecdotes and historical stories that serve
as real-world examples of technical writing
Explores the various avenues for publishing your work
Explains how to write for blogs, social networks, and other e-media
Incorporates at least one figure, table, graphic, bullet list,
or equation on most pages
GENERAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
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