The basics of technical communicating

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American Chemical Society, Apr 1, 1988 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 198 pages
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Communications skills--they're a must for successful scientists. Now you can increase your effectiveness and improve your communications skills with this new, easy-to-use reference book. Learn the basics--eliminating wordiness and jargon, using correct punctuation, and selecting appropriate
verbs. Then find out the best way to assemble your papers and gather data for written and oral reports. Cover correct documenting procedures, including footnoting and writing bibliographies, and explore the uses of visual aids, graphics, abstracts, computers, and proofreading. A wide variety of
practical applications is covered in this volume--reports, publications, correspondence, proposals, resumes, and more. A convenient, essential reference-one you'll use time and time again.

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Contents

What Is Technical Communication?
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Eliminating Wordiness and Jargon
9
Using Correct Punctuation j
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Copyright

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About the author (1988)

Katrin Kneipp received her Diplom and Ph.D. degree in Physics and Dr.sc. in Physical Chemistry from Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany. Her current research interests at Harvard Medical School include single molecule and nanoscale spectroscopies and their broad interdisciplinary
applications.
Ricardo F. Aroca, obtained his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Chile, PhD in Chemistry from Moscow State University. Presently he is University Professor at the University of Windsor.and fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada. His research is in surface-enhanced
vibrational spectroscopy and its analytical applications. Nanostructure fabrication and characterization.
Harald Kneipp received his Diplom in Physics from Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, and a Ph.D. degree in Physics from the Academy of Sciences in Berlin. He conducted research in the fields of plasma physics, nonlinear optics, and laser physics and development. His current interests include
applications of lasers and optical spectroscopy at the frontiers of science and medicine.
After graduating with a BSc (Hons) from University College Dublin (NUI) Edeline Wentrup-Byrne obtained her PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. Her research interests include the use of vibrational spectroscopy to study naturally occurring biomaterials, the
surface-modification of fluorinated bone-repair materials (ePTFE) and the development of degradable polymeric scaffolds for use in bone repair applications. In addition, she is working with a multi-disciplinary team and a Brisbane-based industry Tissue Therapies to develop a novel skin
wound-healingbandage therapy. Currently she is a member of the Tissue Repair and Regeneration Program in the QUT Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation.

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