Writing and Speaking in the Technology Professions A Practical Guide

ISBN-10: 0471444731
ISBN-13: 9780471444732
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
Authors: David F. Beer
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List price: $98.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/4/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 536
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.728
Language: English

This reference for anyone involved in the basic and important practices of technical communication has been thoroughly updated to incorporate new coverage on global communication and the Internet.

Preface
Getting Started: Writing the First Drafts
Can Engineers Write? (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-27(1) March 1984)
Preparing to Write the Document: A Worksheet for Situational Analysis in the Workplace (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-27(1) March 1990)
Issue Trees: A Tool to Aid the Engineering Writer (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-37(2) June 1994)
Ready, Aim--Write! (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-31(1) March 1988)
Beginnings and Endings: Keys to Better Engineering Technical Writing (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-40(4) December 1997)
Could You Be Clearer? An Examination of the Multiple Perspectives of Clarity (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-35(2) June 1992)
The Grammar Instinct (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-45(2) June 2002)
Comparing the Two Cultures in Technical Writing (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-34(2) June 1991)
Construction and Content: Putting Documents Together
Creating a Doc Spec (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-42(2) June 1999)
Write a Good Technical Report (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-27(1) March 1984)
How to Avoid the Transitional Ax in Indirect Bad News Messages (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-34(1) March 1991)
Job Hunting: Sharpening Your Competitive Edge (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-27(4) December 1984)
How to Write a Recommendation (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-27(4) December 1984)
Some Guidance on Preparing Technical Articles for Publication (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-32(1) March 1989)
Today's Style Guide: Trusted Tool with Added Potential (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-41(1) March 1998)
"Professional Communication" and the "Odor of Mendacity": The Persistent Suspicion that Skillful Writing is Successful Lying (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-38(3) September 1995)
Text and Graphics: Presenting Information Visually
Editing Visual Media (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-41(1) March 1998)
Visual Discriminability of Headings in Text (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-35(2) June 1992)
Choosing the Right Graph (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-45(1) March 2002)
Table Construction: Do's and Don'ts (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-32(1) March 1989)
Safety Labels: What to Put in Them, How to Write Them, and Where to Place Them (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-30(3) September 1987)
Editing Math: What to Do with the Symbols (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-33(3) June 1990)
Displaying Scientific Graphics on Computer (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-40(2) June 1997)
Manuals and Procedures: Giving Directions that Work
Designing and Writing Operating Manuals (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-27(1) March 1984)
Manual Dexterity--What Makes Instructional Manuals Usable (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-27(2) June 1984)
Selecting and Switching: Some Advantages of Diagrams Over Tables and Lists for Presenting Instructions (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-41(4) December 1998)
Using a Structured Design Analysis To Simplify Complex In-House Computer Manuals (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-35(1) March 1992)
Single-Source Manuals (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-37(2) June 1994)
The Effects of Screen Captures in Manuals: A Textual and Two Visual Manuals Compared (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-42(2) June 1999)
The User Edit: Making Manuals Easier to Use (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-24(1) March 1981)
Proposals: Writing to Win the Customer
Fifteen Questions to Help You Write Winning Proposals (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-26(2) June 1983)
The Short Proposal: Versatile Tool for Communicating Corporate Culture in Competitive Climates (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-32(2) June 1989)
Technical Writing and Illustrating Strategies for Winning Government Contracts (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-28(2) June 1992)
Storyboarding Can Help Your Proposal (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-32(1) March 1989)
Developing Winning Proposal Strategies (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-34(3) September 1991)
Clarification Questions That Work (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-31(2) June 1988)
Proposals: Write to Win (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-26(2) June 1983)
Broadening Employment Horizons: Transferring Proposal Writing Skills from For-Profit to Nonprofit Organizations (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-39(2) June 1996)
Revising and Editing: Refining Your Documents
Theory and Practice of Editing Processes in Technical Communication (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-28(1) March 1985)
When the Basics Aren't Enough: Finding a Comprehensive Editor (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-37(3) September 1994)
Collaborative Writing in the Workplace (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-32(3) September 1989)
Reverse Engineering: The Outline As Document Restructuring Tool (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-29(3) September 1986)
How Writing Helps R&D Work (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-30(2) June 1987)
The Paradox of Revision: A Study of Writing as a Product in the Revision of Manuals (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-39(1) March 1996)
Online Editing: Mark-Up Models and the Workplace Lives of Editors and Writers (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-38(3) June 1995)
Oral Presentations: Speaking Effectively to Groups
A Quick and Easy Strategy for Organizing a Speech (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-33(3) September 1990)
A Good Speech is Worth a Thousand (Written) Words (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-27(1) March 1984)
The Engineering Presentation--Some Ideas on How to Approach and Present It (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-26(4) December 1983)
Authenticity Beats Eloquence (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-30(2) June 1987)
Handling a Hostile Audience--With Your Eyes (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-32(1) March 1989)
Improving Oral Marketing Presentations in the Technology-Based Company (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-31(2) June 1988)
Illustrations in Oral Presentations: Photographs (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-41(3) September 1998)
Producing a Video on a Technical Subject: A Guide (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-36(2) June 1993)
Listening, Meeting, and Teamwork: Working with Others to Get Results
You Haven't Heard a Word I Said: Getting Managers to Listen (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-37(1) March 1994)
Becoming an Effective Listener (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-23(2) June 1980)
Toward Better Meetings: A Psychologist's View (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-24(3) September 1981)
Presenting the Successful Technical Seminar (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-26(1) March 1983)
Project Characteristics and Group Communication: An Investigation (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-45(2) June 2002)
Between Silence and Voice: Communicating in Cross-Functional Project Teams (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-34(1) March 1991)
A Dialogue Technique to Enhance Electronic Communication in Virtual Teams (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-43(2) June 2000)
Videoconferencing as a Communication Tool (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-40(1) March 1997)
Global Communication: Conveying Meaning Internationally
World Language Status Does Not Ensure World Class Usage (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-35(1) March 1992)
English Language Education for Specific Professional Needs (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-44(3) September 2001)
When Culture and Rhetoric Contrast: Examining English as the International Language of Technical Communication (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-42(4) December 1999)
The Organization of Japanese Expository Passages (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-42(3) September 1999)
Measuring the Translatability of Simplified English in Procedural Documents (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-40(1) March 1997)
Babel in Document Design: The Evaluation of Multilingual Texts (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-43(3) September 2000)
Aligning International Editing Efforts with Global Business Strategies (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-35(2) June 1992)
Tackling the Needs of Foreign Academic Writers: A Case Study (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-40(1) March 1997)
The Internet: Making the Most of Cyberspace
Stylistic Guidelines for E-Mail (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-77(4) December 1994)
"Who's Reading My E-Mail?" A Study of Professionals' E-Mail Usage and Privacy Perceptions in the Workplace (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-40(1) March 1997)
Customer Partnering: Data Gathering For Complex On-Line Documentation (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-40(2) June 1997)
Challenges in Developing Research-Based Web Design Guidelines (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-43(3) September 2000)
The Web and Corporate Communication: Potentials and Pitfalls (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-39(1) March 1996)
Editing A Web Site: Extending the Levels of Edit (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-41(1) March 1998)
Web Accessibility for People with Disabilities: An Introduction for Web Developers (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-44(4) December 2001)
A Conceptual Framework for International Web Design (IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. PC-44(2) June 2001)
Index
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