Strategies for Business and Technical Writing

ISBN-10: 0205741916

ISBN-13: 9780205741915

Edition: 7th 2011

Authors: Kevin J. Harty
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Description: This unique anthology was created with a simple principle in mind: to offer the best advice from the best sources about the most important issues business and technical writers face every day. Strategies for Business and Technical Writing teaches effective writing for the world of work. Reading selections from seasoned professionals in business, technical, and academic fields provide examples, models, and sound advice for writers at any level. Covering such topics as audience analysis, language use and misuse, writing and revision processes, and the influence of technology on communication in the working world, this book will appeal to both practical-minded students and professionals already working in business, technology, and industry.

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Book details

List price: $51.99
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 1/3/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Harty is professor of English at La Salle University in Philadelphia and assocaite editor of Arthuriana, the official journal of the North American Branch of the International Arthurian Society.

Preface
Introduction
Process as well as product
Using PAFEO Planning
The Writing Process
Evaluating and Testing as Tou Revise
The Project Worksheet for Efficient Writing Management
The Composing Process of An Engineer
Problems with Language
Gobbledygook
"What Do You Mean You Don't Like My Style?"
Clear Writing Means Clear Thinking Means...
University of Wisconsin-Extension Equal Opportunities Program Office and Department of Agricultural Journalism: A Guide to Nonsexist Language
International Communication and Language
Business and Technical correspondence
The Importance of Memos, Letters, and E-mail
Making Your Correspondence Get Results
"I Have Some Bad News for You"
How to Use Bottom-Line Writing in Corporate Communications
Reports and other longer documents
Audience Analysis: The Problem and a Solution
What Experienced Collaborators Say About Collaborative Writing
Ten Report Writing Pitfalls: How to Avoid Them
A Pixel (Picture) Is Worth a Thousand Words
How to Lie with Statistics
Strategies of Persuasion
Determining the Ethics of Style
Resumes and other written materials for a job search
Writing Resumes and Letters in the Language of Employers
The Basics of a Cover Letter
Writing Resumes
Resume Formats
Follow- Up Letters
Acknowledgments
Index
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