Basic Technical Writing

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Merrill, 1992 - Technology & Engineering - 602 pages
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Using easy-to-follow explanations and a wealth of writing samples taken from real life, this classic introduction to basic technical writing covers the formal technical report and shorter forms such as letters, memos, and abstracts -- and explains all expository techniques in detail -- e.g., definition, description, explaining a process, analysis. It explores every aspect of the technical writer's craft -- from the process that begins before pen touches paper -- e.g., topic research, literature search, and the scientific method -- to the writing, revising, and editing that results in a final product. Major sections include: modality and media (technical English, technical style, and automated word processing); technical writing fundamentals (expository forms); technical report writing (research, writing, editing, graphics); short technical writing forms (proposals, oral reports, technical papers and articles); and grammar/punctuation/style/usage reference.

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1
What Technical Writing DoesFactual Communication of Experience
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Technical Correspondence
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