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    Technical Writing for Success

    ISBN-10: 0538450487
    ISBN-13: 9780538450485
    Author(s): Sue Jefferson, Darlene Smith-Worthington
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    List Price: $88.95
    Edition: 3rd
    Publisher: Cengage South-Western
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 464
    Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 2.838
    Language: English

    What is Technical Writing?
    You Are a Technical Writer!
    Characteristics of Technical Writing
    How Technical Writing Compares to Other Writing
    Audience and Purpose.
    Meeting the Audience's Needs
    Planning Your Document's Purpose, Scope, and Medium
    Technical Research
    Researching at Work
    Finding Secondary Data
    Documenting Secondary Sources
    Evaluating Sources
    Taking Notes from Sources
    Collecting Primary Data
    Writing Process
    A Process for Technical Writing
    Planning
    Drafting and Revising
    Copyediting and Publishing
    Writing Collaboratively
    Brief Correspondence
    Introduction to Text Messages, E-mails, Memos, and Letters
    Audience
    Prewriting
    Formatting
    Composing the Message
    Document Design and Graphics
    Designing the Document
    Who Reads Graphics?
    Designing Graphics
    Constructing Graphics
    Writing for the Web
    Getting Started on Web Pages
    Organizing and Designing Web Pages
    Writing Text for the Web
    Special Web Pages
    Informative Reports
    Getting Started on Informative Reports
    Summary and Abstract
    Mechanism Description
    Periodic Reports
    Progress Reports.
    News Release
    Investigative Reports
    Incident Report
    Trip Report
    Science Lab Reports
    Forensic Reports
    Instructions
    Getting Started on Instructions
    Organizing and Formatting Instructions
    Composing Instructions
    Employment Communication
    Getting Started on Employment Communication
    Formatting and Organizing Resumes
    Types of Resumes
    Composing Resumes
    Composing Employment Letters
    Presentations
    Getting Started on Presentations
    Planning
    Organizing and Composing
    Preparing
    Rehearsing
    Presenting
    Organizing a Group Presentation
    Recommendation Reports
    What is a Recommendation Report?
    Starting a Recommendation Report
    Formatting and Organizing
    Recommendation Reports
    Composing Recommendation Reports
    Proposals
    What is a Proposal?
    Getting Started on Proposals
    Composing Informal Proposals
    Composing Formal Proposals
    Ethics in the Workplace
    What is Ethics?
    Creating a Culture of Ethics
    What to Do When Faced with an Ethical Dilemma
    Why is it So Difficult to Behave Ethically?
    Technical Reading
    Technical Reading vs. Literary Reading
    Before You Read
    As You Read
    Inside Track
    Organizing with the Direct Approach
    Tone
    Parallelism
    Economy
    Using Numbers
    Clarity
    Active and Passive Voice
    Gender Unbiased Language
    You Attitude
    Effective Transitions

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