A Writer's Handbook for Engineers

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Thomson, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 588 pages
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This handbook covers numerous types of common writing projects likely to be found in a career as an engineering student or a practicing engineer. Support is given in document-development efforts by a useful variety of tools to plan, develop, format and finalize engineering writing projects. Plenty of examples from engineering fields and disciplines are given, specializing the content to engineering students while still covering the basic mechanics of writing with a wide range of writing-related topics.

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Contents

Writing Process
BRIEF CONTENTS 1 Writing Process 1
Professional Document Design 49
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

David A. McMurrey spent 11 years at IBM Corporation working as a writer, editor, and vendor coordinator in new products areas, in particular, areas involving the AIX, RISC, and Power technologies. He is the author of Processes in Technical Writing (Macmillan, 1988) and Power Tools for Technical Communication (Heinle, 2001) and co-author of Writing Fundamentals (Macmillan, 1985) and Writing as an Engineer (Wiley, 1996).

Joanne Buckley is an experienced, prolific and respected author of Fit to Print, the Canadian Harbrace Writer's Handbook and Checkmate: A Writing Reference for Canadians. She is an Assistant Professor, currently an Academic Skills Counsellor and the ESL Coordinator at McMaster University.

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