The Elements of Technical Writing
"This book should be at the elbow of every executive writing reports, position papers, proposals, or any other business communication [as] the only classic reference to effective business writing ... This is a great reference book that will hone your writing to a scalpel-sharp edge." The Libey Letter. "'The Elements of Technical Writing' covers the basics of spelling, grammar, and style. In addition, it covers the finer points of creating excellent reports, proposals, articles, papers, manuals, and documents, including how to: write clearly and coherently, determine the aims of a presentation, use the appropriate tone for the audience, choose the right format for the document, use accurate technical language while avoiding jargon, and write standard reports and special projects with equal ease ..."
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How to Write Numbers Units of Measure
Treat decimal representations consistently especially
Write basic units of measure in word form derived
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abbreviation abstract appear audience avoid basic begin capital Chapter clear communications complete concise confuse consistent contains contents correct decimal describe designed direct discuss document effective engineers equations equipment example experience expressed field final format functions give grammar head headline hyphen ideas important instructions interest keep less letter manual manufacturer material means meeting memos million noun numbers once operate organization paragraph person phrase possible precise present problem professionals proposal punctuation questions reader reason reference requirements Rule scientific sentence short simple specific standard style sure symbols Table technical writing tell thought understand units of measure usually words written