Writing In The Technical Fields: A Step-by-step Guide For Engineers, Scientists, And Technicians

Mike Markel

  • 出版商: IEEE Press
  • 出版日期: 1994-03-30
  • 售價: $3,297
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$3,132
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 276
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0780310365
  • ISBN-13: 9780780310360

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Electrical Engineering/Technical Writing Writing in the Technical Fields A Step-by-Step Guide for Engineers, Scientists, and Technicians Mike Markel, Professor of English and Director of technical Communication, Boise State University and Editor, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication "The author has an engaging style of writing…[he] demonstrates an excellent command of the language and discusses the ‘real-world’ problems and fears faced by most writers." — John Blyler, Westinghouse Hanford This comprehensive and informal guide presents and excellent "hands-on" approach to technical writing. Combining leading-edge research with practical advice, it provides a simple, effective system for writing any type of technical document: brief memos, proposals, and reports will be easier to write, and easier to read. Enjoyable and reader-friendly, you’ll find yourself referring to the excellent suggestions and examples in this book again and again. Key features include:

  • the techniques of technical writing such as:
  • the writing process
  • using the word processor as a writing tool
  • improving the coherence of writing
  • graphics and page design
  • complete coverage of common technical documents: letters, memos, minutes, procedures, manuals, proposals, progress reports, and final reports
  • contemporary discussions of ethics and word processing
  • six appendices:
  • checklists
  • review of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics
  • listing of commonly misused words and phrases
  • guide for speakers of English as a second language
  • guide for writing to speakers of English as a second language
  • bibliography
  • plus much more!

This book is intended for everyone—from people who write an occasional memo, to those who write all day long—anyone who wants a quick look at the basic principles of good on-the-job technical writing. You’ll gain more confidence in your writing and do it faster and more effectively. Also of Interest … A New Guide for Better Technical Presentations Applying Proven Techniques with Modern Tools edited by Robert M. Woelfle, E-Systems, Inc. Providing all the latest techniques in one handy, easy-to-use source, this guide gives you the background you need to make more effective technical presentations—written, oral, even computer graphics. 1992 Softcover 416pp IEEE Order No. PP0277-4 ISBN 0-87942-283-1

 

 

Table of Contents:

Preface.

TECHNIQUES.

Introduction.

Before You Start Writing.

Understanding the Writing Process.

Using the Computer to Improve Your Writing.

Improving the Coherence of Your Writing.

Writing Better Paragraphs.

Writing Better Sentences.

Choosing the Right Word.

Creating and Integrating Graphics.

Improving Page Design.

APPLICATIONS.

Letters.

Memos.

Minutes.

Procedures and Manuals.

Formal Elements of Reports.

Proposals.

Progress Reports.

Completion Reports.

APPENDICES.

Appendix A: Checklists.

Appendix B: Handbook.

Appendix C: Commonly Misused Words and Phrases.

Appendix D: Guidelines for Speakers of English as a Second Language.

Appendix E: Guidelines for Writing to Speakers of English as a Second Language.

Appendix F: Selected Bibliography.

Index.