Technical Writing for Teams

This, in turn, builds more trust in the team. These principles from the concept of
swift trust and social information processing reveal complementary concerns. In
the first case, people begin a collaboration with expectations and hopes about
how ...

Author: Alexander Mamishev

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470602694

Category: Computers

Page: 264

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A unique, integrative, team-centered approach to writing and formatting technical documents Technical Professionals: Do you have difficulty producing high-quality documents with multiple contributors when faced with a tight deadline? Do you need a process that enables global team members to collaborate online as they produce sophisticated documents? Do you prefer the ease of a WYSIWG desktop publishing tool like Microsoft Word rather than more complex software like LaTeX? Professors and Graduate Students: Do you want to streamline the process of writing multi-investigator papers, reports, proposals, and books? Do you spend a lot of time formatting documents instead of thinking and writing? Do you write research papers in Microsoft Word and then need to convert them to LaTeX for your thesis? Do you write research papers in LaTeX and then need to convert them to Microsoft Word when embarking on collaborations with your colleagues from industry? Undergraduate Students: Do you need to write a research paper and don't know where to start? Do you need to collaborate with classmates on a long paper and find yourself lost in organizational details rather than immersed in the content? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, Technical Writing for Teams: The STREAM Tools Handbook is for you. It provides an easy-to-learn system that streamlines individual and collaborative writing, allowing you and your teams to instantly become more productive and create the highest quality documents in a minimum amount of time. Introduced here are the STREAM Tools—Scientific and Technical wRiting, Editing, And file Management Tools—which unlock your collaborators' potential and addresses team dynamics, separation of duties, and workflow. You'll see how to ensure compatibility among multiple writers, achieve consistent formatting, organize content, integrate bibliographic databases, automate the process of document preparation, and move content between Microsoft Word and LaTeX. Checklists, guidelines, and success stories are also included to help you operate as efficiently as possible. From planning and editing documents to solving common team writing problems to managing workflow, Technical Writing for Teams: The STREAM Tools Handbook is the one-stop reference that allows teams to collaborate successfully and create unified, effective documents.

Technical Writing for Teams

Introduced here are the STREAM Tools—Scientific and Technical wRiting, Editing, And file Management Tools—which unlock your collaborators' potential and addresses team dynamics, separation of duties, and workflow.

Author: Alexander Mamishev

Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

ISBN: 0470229764

Category: Computers

Page: 264

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A unique, integrative, team-centered approach to writing and formatting technical documents Technical Professionals: Do you have difficulty producing high-quality documents with multiple contributors when faced with a tight deadline? Do you need a process that enables global team members to collaborate online as they produce sophisticated documents? Do you prefer the ease of a WYSIWG desktop publishing tool like Microsoft Word rather than more complex software like LaTeX? Professors and Graduate Students: Do you want to streamline the process of writing multi-investigator papers, reports, proposals, and books? Do you spend a lot of time formatting documents instead of thinking and writing? Do you write research papers in Microsoft Word and then need to convert them to LaTeX for your thesis? Do you write research papers in LaTeX and then need to convert them to Microsoft Word when embarking on collaborations with your colleagues from industry? Undergraduate Students: Do you need to write a research paper and don't know where to start? Do you need to collaborate with classmates on a long paper and find yourself lost in organizational details rather than immersed in the content? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, Technical Writing for Teams: The STREAM Tools Handbook is for you. It provides an easy-to-learn system that streamlines individual and collaborative writing, allowing you and your teams to instantly become more productive and create the highest quality documents in a minimum amount of time. Introduced here are the STREAM Tools—Scientific and Technical wRiting, Editing, And file Management Tools—which unlock your collaborators' potential and addresses team dynamics, separation of duties, and workflow. You'll see how to ensure compatibility among multiple writers, achieve consistent formatting, organize content, integrate bibliographic databases, automate the process of document preparation, and move content between Microsoft Word and LaTeX. Checklists, guidelines, and success stories are also included to help you operate as efficiently as possible. From planning and editing documents to solving common team writing problems to managing workflow, Technical Writing for Teams: The STREAM Tools Handbook is the one-stop reference that allows teams to collaborate successfully and create unified, effective documents.

Technical Writing For Dummies

You may work with a team on one project, and another team on the next project.
The one certainty, however, is that you won't write technical documents in a
vacuum; you'll be part of a collaborative effort. A collaborative effort doesn't ...

Author: Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118069420

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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Let’s face it, a lot of technical documentation reads as if it had been translated into English from Venutian by a native speaker of gibberish. Which is annoying for you and expensive for the manufacturer who pays with alienated customers and soaring technical support costs. That’s why good technical writers are in such big demand worldwide. Now, Technical Writing For Dummies arms you with the skills you need to cash in on that demand. Whether you’re contemplating a career as a technical writer, or you just got tapped for a technical writing project, this friendly guide is your ticket to getting your tech writing skills up to snuff. It shows you step-by-step how to: Research and organize information for your documents Plan your project in a technical brief Fine-tune and polish your writing Work collaboratively with your reviewers Create great user manuals, awesome abstracts, and more Write first-rate electronic documentation Write computer- and Web-based training courses Discover how to write energized technical documents that have the impact you want on your readers. Wordsmith Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts covers all the bases, including: All about the red-hot market for technical writing and how to get work as a technical writer The ABCs of creating a strong technical document, including preparing a production schedule, brainstorming, outlining, drafting, editing, rewriting, testing, presentation, and more Types of technical documents, including user manuals, abstracts, spec sheets, evaluation forms and questionnaires, executive summaries, and presentations Writing for the Internet—covers doing research online, creating multimedia documents, developing computer-based training and Web-based training, and writing online help Combining examples, practical advice, and priceless insider tips on how to write whiz-bang technical documents, Technical Writing For Dummies is an indispensable resource for newcomers to technical writing and pros looking for new ideas to advance their careers.

Technical Writing

Regardless of your situation , keeping these strategies in mind while you are a
member of a team will enable you to become a more effective collaborator . Not
only will you become a more productive writer , but the teams to which you
belong ...

Author: Julie M. Zeleznik

Publisher: Learning Express Llc

ISBN: UOM:39015042481898

Category: Study Aids

Page: 251

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An all-in-one basic guide for people embarking on or considering a career in technical or scientific communication, this title features hundreds of exercises and checklists which help readers learn by doing.

Team Writing

Based on research revealing major problems at all stages of peer group work, the book shows how written communication can help technical writing students contribute to team projects in a meaningful way — and provides strategies for ...

Author: Joanna Wolfe

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 9781319156183

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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Built around real group interactions, Team Writing is a flexible, hybrid resource that pairs videos with a brief print book. Based on research revealing major problems at all stages of peer group work, the book shows how written communication can help technical writing students contribute to team projects in a meaningful way — and provides strategies for dealing with the breakdowns that can derail a project’s success. Numerous examples highlight the kind of written communication that helps teams thrive. Short, Web-based videos depict student teams in action, going beyond the textbook to show what real collaboration looks and sounds like.

Technical Writing Management

What this book aims for is to provide you as a manager of technical writing with the specifics that you won't easily find elsewhere.Secondarily, this book aims to give new managers, and future managers, a leg up on how to actually run a ...

Author: Steven A. Schwarzman

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1456534181

Category: Computers

Page: 238

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A practical guide to managing technical writing projects and tech writing departments, covering hiring, evaluation, management, internal and external customer relations, estimating and tracking tech writing projects, running a tech writing business as a solo contractor or as a manager, selling writing services, contracts and work orders, outsourcing, technical training development & delivery, and more. From the Introduction: "There are many books available on the techniques of technical writing, primarily for beginners and practitioners of tech writing. But there are very few books on how to manage the technical writing group in a company or how to manage a technical writing business (whether you're on your own as a freelancer or you have writers working for you). If you are a tech writer who manages other writers, or if you are a non-writer who manages writers, this book is for you. The sections on managing tech writing projects show a methodology specific to technical documentation. If you want to learn general management and project management techniques-and you should-that information already exists. What this book aims for is to provide you as a manager of technical writing with the specifics that you won't easily find elsewhere. Secondarily, this book aims to give new managers, and future managers, a leg up on how to actually run a technical publications group, based on some 20 years of experience in the field. There are different situations in which someone becomes a manager of a technical publications group. Sometimes a writer grows into the role within a company as the department grows, sometimes tech writers are subsumed under some other group - I've seen writers belonging to support, testing, marketing, and infrastructure groups - and the person in charge of technical writing in the company isn't actually a writer and may never have been one. Tech writers who set up their own freelance business have their own specific needs: not only are they the managers, they're also the writers. Finally, owners or managers of tech writing agencies, whether or not they are writers themselves, have business issues specific to a tech writing business to consider." Contents: Chapter 1Introduction * A guide for technical writing managers * Writers who become managers * Managers who are not tech writers * Freelance tech writers * Tech writing agency owners * What's in this book Chapter 2Tech writing for managers * A quick intro to technical writing * Technical editing * Technical writing and product management * Tech writing and debugging * What skills do technical writers need? Chapter 3How to hire tech writers * Establish the requirements * Evaluate the resumes * Interview the writers * Review the samples * Give a test * Tech writers with non-tech writing experience Chapter 4Managing a tech writing group * The role of tech writers in a corporate environment * The documentation team * Define standards * Distribute the work in your team * Involve the writers * Build teams * Monitor the work and communications * Evaluate the writers * Client relations * Communicating with other groups in your organization * Corporate tech writing * Re-use, repurposing, and content management systems Chapter 5Estimating, tracking, and managing tech writing projects * Determine the project scope * Estimates and schedules * Assemble the team * Provide resources and leadership * Working with outsourced writers or outsourced SMEs * Track and report * Deliver the project * Evaluate the project Chapter 6Running a tech writing business * Finding jobs * Marketing yourself as a freelance tech writer * Other marketing avenues * Managing your clients Chapter 7Managing technical training * How to do tech training * Training program components * Training needs analysis * Training development * Training delivery * Training delivery management * Training program communication * Training budget * Set the tone: fun exploration * Training eval

Technical Writing

Author: Sharon J. Gerson

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000049320589

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 477

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Explaining the entire writing process - pre-witing, writing and re-writing - this text shows readers how to create professional letters, memos, reports, proposals, instructions, user manuals, and other written communications.

Technical Writing for Readers and Writers

Figure 5.1 Tasks to Accomplish at the First Team Meeting • Introduce each team
member ( if the team members don't know each other ) . • Trade phone numbers ,
e - mail addresses , and , if appropriate , fax numbers . This information is ...

Author: Brenda R. Sims

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: PSU:000049173772

Category: Education

Page: 570

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Mastering Technical Writing

Now , brainstorm the material you will need in order to write your two - page
Writing Sample . EXERCISE 7 - 2 ( Team ) Brainstorm in teams so that you can
unearth more information for your document . Choose two or three teammates .

Author: Joseph C Mancuso

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: MINN:31951P00059161G

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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Based on the author's course at Texas Instruments, teaches practicing engineers how to write organized, concise technical documents. Outlines a process approach that encourages the reader to develop an individual style. No bibliography. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

The Art of Technical Writing

If the members of a team are going to be able to think through a technical
problem and come up with a written document supporting its thinking in a matter
of days , the task must be broken down into many small parts . To act effectively ...

Author: Eugene Ehrlich

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015027884389

Category: Technical writing

Page: 182

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Collaborative Writing

Technical Communication 38 , no . 4 ( 1991 ) : 504 – 12 . Special Issue :
Collaborative Writing . # 3316919 The recent increased use of self - directed
technical writing teams in the workplace has resulted in more technical writers
serving in ...

Author: Bruce W. Speck

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UCSC:32106016788934

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 390

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Collaborative writing has attracted much attention in the last 25 years, though it eludes clear definition. In its simplest sense, it is writing done by more than one person. But in a broader sense, even a work by one author involves collaboration: the author typically builds on the work of others, and the author's writing is generally revised in light of the comments of reviewers. This bibliography includes annotated entries for nearly 1000 articles and books on collaborative writing published between the early 1970s and 1997. The bibliography is divided into two broad parts on collaborative writing in academic and nonacademic settings. Within each part, entries are grouped in topical sections. Author and subject indexes allow easy access to the entries.

Technical Writing

Project Description M. Dan Mahoney familiarized our project team with the
problems that prompted this study of computer - aided testing . According to Mr.
Mahoney , the main areas of concern are as follows : Too many units on the
production ...

Author: William S. Pfeiffer

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: PSU:000049235838

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 709

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This book offers an easy-to-use approach towards learning the fundamentals of technical writing. The author's writing style is user-friendly, and engages the reader by providing a comprehensive overview of current topics in technical writing. Chapter topics cover process in technical writing; ethics and globalism in the workplace; organizing information; page design; patterns of organization; process descriptions and instructions; letters, memos, and electronic communication; informal reports; formal reports; proposals and feasibility studies; graphics; oral communication; technical research; and style in technical writing. For professionals in the technical writing field.

Principles of Scientific and Technical Writing

This letter outlines the requirements necessary for the writing of flight test reports
by both the flight test team and the base report team . In addition , it gives clear
examples of all report types . Study of these examples can instruct members of
the ...

Author: Jackson E. Morris

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822031110562

Category: Technical writing

Page: 257

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Survivor s Guide to Technical Writing

Characteristics of Teams A group of people put together to complete a given task
do not automatically work as a team . A group ... Collaborative Problem Solving
and Writing Often teams are made up of people from various departments in an ...

Author: David Ingre

Publisher: Thomson South-Western

ISBN: 0538970286

Category: CD-ROMs

Page: 325

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This text is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to key workplace communication skills. This text is targeted specifically to the career college student and is written and designed accordingly. Survivor's Guide to Technical Writing presents all of the essentials of workplace communication in an easy-to-read and easy-to-use format. The content is comprehensive and universal, and emphasizes the most practical and useful information rather than the theoretical. This text reflects the most current topics and issues in technical communication and includes many cases, activities, and features to engage students enrich learning. The text features the most current technology coverage and indicates Internet resources throughout.

Writing for the Technical Professions

1 Part Three : SPECIAL FOCUSES Chapter 15 : Collaborating on Writing Projects
Provides techniques for working in teams on student and on professional projects
, including strategies for the individual contributors and the project managers ...

Author: Kristin R. Woolever

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: UCSC:32106016182682

Category: English language

Page: 536

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Conference Proceedings

Documentation teams ( and technical writers ) are often the first affected in tight
budget times . Patricia L. Calomeni : One important cost that may be overlooked
is the one associated with foregone relationships with the Humanities department
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018857156

Category: Electronic data processing documentation

Page:

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Technical Writing

Outlines for specific writing tasks appear in later chapters , but the technique of
brainstorming is one good way to find worthwhile content . ... Business and
technical people use group brainstorming to develop ideas for new projects ,
marketing campaigns , problem solving ... Assume your team has received the
following assignment from your major department's chairperson : An increasing
number of first ...

Author: John M. Lannon

Publisher: Scott Foresman & Company

ISBN: 0673525597

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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