Writing in the Technical Fields

Using clear, direct language and easy-to-follow principles, this second edition teaches students how to approach a wide range of fundamental concepts - including planning andediting documents, collaborative writing, and delivering engaging ...

Author: Thorsten Ewald


ISBN: 019902149X


Page: 352

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Writing in the Technical Fields is a concise guide that introduces students to the elements of technical writing. Using clear, direct language and easy-to-follow principles, this second edition teaches students how to approach a wide range of fundamental concepts - including planning andediting documents, collaborative writing, and delivering engaging presentations - and helps them develop the skill and confidence needed to succeed as effective writers and communicators in the workplace.

Writing in the Technical Fields

This book is intended for everyone—from people who write an occasional memo, to those who write all day long—anyone who wants a quick look at the basic principles of good on-the-job technical writing.

Author: Mike Markel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0780310365

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

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Using an informal, hands-on approach, this practical guide reviews the basics of good technical writing. It provides a simple, effective system for writing all types of technical documents including letters, memos, minutes, procedures, manuals, proposals, progress reports, and final reports. You will gain a better understanding of the writing process and learn how to: improve the coherence of your writing, write better paragraphs, write better sentences, choose the right word and more.

The IEEE Guide to Writing in the Engineering and Technical Fields

How does writing like a technical professional in a workplace differ from other kinds of writing you may do? ... the work submitted is original, appropriately documented, and written using terms customary for professionals in the field.

Author: David Kmiec

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119070139

Category: Computers

Page: 200

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Helps both engineers and students improve their writing skills by learning to analyze target audience, tone, and purpose in order to effectively write technical documents This book introduces students and practicing engineers to all the components of writing in the workplace. It teaches readers how considerations of audience and purpose govern the structure of their documents within particular work settings. The IEEE Guide to Writing in the Engineering and Technical Fields is broken up into two sections: “Writing in Engineering Organizations” and “What Can You Do With Writing?” The first section helps readers approach their writing in a logical and persuasive way as well as analyze their purpose for writing. The second section demonstrates how to distinguish rhetorical situations and the generic forms to inform, train, persuade, and collaborate. The emergence of the global workplace has brought with it an increasingly important role for effective technical communication. Engineers more often need to work in cross-functional teams with people in different disciplines, in different countries, and in different parts of the world. Engineers must know how to communication in a rapidly evolving global environment, as both practitioners of global English and developers of technical documents. Effective communication is critical in these settings. The IEEE Guide to Writing in the Engineering and Technical Fields Addresses the increasing demand for technical writing courses geared toward engineers Allows readers to perfect their writing skills in order to present knowledge and ideas to clients, government, and general public Covers topics most important to the working engineer, and includes sample documents Includes a companion website that offers engineering documents based on real projects The IEEE Guide to Engineering Communication is a handbook developed specifically for engineers and engineering students. Using an argumentation framework, the handbook presents information about forms of engineering communication in a clear and accessible format. This book introduces both forms that are characteristic of the engineering workplace and principles of logic and rhetoric that underlie these forms. As a result, students and practicing engineers can improve their writing in any situation they encounter, because they can use these principles to analyze audience, purpose, tone, and form.

Technical Writing Essentials

"This open textbook is designed to introduce readers to the basics of professional communications in technical fields: audience and task analysis in workplace contexts, clear and concise communications style, effective document design, ...

Author: Suzan Last


ISBN: OCLC:1117340080

Category: Business writing

Page: 274

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"This open textbook is designed to introduce readers to the basics of professional communications in technical fields: audience and task analysis in workplace contexts, clear and concise communications style, effective document design, teamwork and collaboration, and fundamental research skills"--BC Campus website.

A Guide to Writing in the Sciences

An authoritative guide to writing in this specialized field . Markel , M.H. ( 1994 ) . Writing in the Technical Fields : A Step - by - Step Guide for Engineers , Scientists , and Technicians . IEEE Press , Piscataway , NJ ; Institute of ...

Author: Andrea A. Gilpin

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802083668

Category: Reference

Page: 106

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Clear and concise, this guide describes the basic elements of scientific writing, from lab reports to research essays to articles, as well as the grammar and punctuation fundamental to all writing.128 pp.

Business and Technical Communication

WorkSmart series , 4-231 World dictionary of foreign expressions : a resource for readers and writers , 1-017 World ... 4-170 , 6-034 Writing from A to Z , 4-104 Writing from the workplace , 4-163 Writing in the technical fields , 4-251 ...

Author: Sandra E. Belanger

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313308721

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 321

View: 487


By combining research sources with an annotated bibliography this reference title locates the sources that offer practical solutions to business and technical communication problems.

Theory and Practice of Writing

... at the tertiary level, technical writing is taught to students studying certain technical or pre-professional fields. These courses are sometimes taught in English departments by technical writing specialists; sometimes the courses ...

Author: William Grabe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317869122

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 504

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This book undertakes a general framework within which to consider the complex nature of the writing task in English, both as a first, and as a second language. The volume explores varieties of writing, different purposes for learning to write extended text, and cross-cultural variation among second-language writers. The volume overviews textlinguistic research, explores process approaches to writing, discusses writing for professional purposes, and contrastive rhetoric. It proposes a model for text construction as well as a framework for a more general theory of writing. Later chapters, organised around seventy-five themes for writing instruction are devoted to the teaching of writing at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Writing assessment and other means for responding to writing are also discussed. William Grabe and Robert Kaplan summarise various theoretical strands that have been recently explored by applied linguists and other writing researchers, and draw these strands together into a coherent overview of the nature of written text. Finally they suggest methods for the teaching of writing consistent with the nature, processes and social context of writing.

Writing Skills For Technical Purposes

Technical writers often have a degree in English , technical writing , the technical field for which they are writing , or a combination of these . It is most important that they have enough expertise to understand their audience's ...


Publisher: Gyan Publishing House

ISBN: 8182053781

Category: English language

Page: 277

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In a world of rapid technological development, people are constantly falling behind and becoming technological illiterates. Technology companies are constantly struggling to find effective ways to help customers or potential customers understand the advantages or the operation of their new products. Technical writing is a specialized, structured way of writing, where information is presented in a format and manner that best suits the cognitive and psychological needs of the readers, so they can respond to a document. Thus, it is writing formatted and shaped to make reading as simple, poignant, unequivocal, and enjoyable as possible. It so happens that most technical writing positions are still primarily offered to those who can write effective end-user manuals, system design documents, Web sites, and the like for engineering and IT firms. This book aims to teach students the skill of technical writing. It is unique in that it gets to the point, uses practical outlines throughout, and actually shows students how to produce the most common technical documents step-by-step. It employs a laid-back approach that is focused on providing real-world information in a straightforward and easy-to-understand manner.

The Michigan Technic

STANDARDS OE TECHNICAL WRITING Why Vought Projects Bring Out The Best In An Engineer ( Continued from page 54 ) neers ... to more isolationism of the various for technical writers are not so coldly effi- fields within it , and more and ...


Publisher: UM Libraries

ISBN: UOM:39015021290948

Category: Engineering


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The Better Writing Breakthrough

WRITING IN TECHNICAL SUBJECTS Despite some perceptions that writing isn't necessary for students aspir‐ing to work in technical fields, writing is a critical skill if they are to man‐age the demands of the technical workplace.

Author: Eleanor Dougherty

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416621485

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 938


Every teacher knows the challenge of trying to engage reluctant readers and struggling writers—students whose typical response to a writing prompt is a few sentence fragments scribbled on a sheet of paper followed by an elaborate shrug of the shoulders. The best way to engage less confident readers and writers is to give them something powerful to think about. The Discourse and Writing Cycle explores writing as a means to focus student thinking, fuel deeper learning, and build complex understanding in English, social studies, math, and science. This field-tested approach from well-respected experts Eleanor Dougherty, Laura Billings, and Terry Roberts is designed for use in grades 4–12. The book explores the three interrelated sequences of the cycle—the Discourse Sequence, the Transition to Writing Sequence, and the Writing Sequence—and includes classroom examples and sample lesson plans from across the content areas. The cycle will inspire you as a teacher and help you to inspire your students to write with confidence and competence. “How often we dim or extinguish the creative sparks that can come from good writing! William Butler Yeats proclaimed that ‘Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.’ This book lights the fire for the teaching of writing.” —John Hattie, author of the Visible Learning books

Writing for Conferences A Handbook for Graduate Students and Faculty

... http://www.toastmasters.org Writing and Speaking in the Technology Professions: A Practical Guide, 2nd Edition, David F. Beer (Editor), ISBN: 978-0-471-44473-2, 517 pages, July 2003, Wiley-IEEE Press Writing in the Technical Fields: ...

Author: Leo A. Mallette

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313394072

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 229

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This book answers every question a doctoral graduate new to publishing could have about writing for a conference, from "Why would I want to publish at a conference?" to "What do I wear?" • Presents vignettes from many published authors that highlight their real-life experiences • Dedicates an entire chapter to documenting the timeline of publishing • Includes over 80 tables that augment the text • Contains sidebars that reinforce key points and definitions • Provides bibliography references at the end of each chapter • Includes a glossary of key terms

Writers and Authors

Her specialties range from editing technical publications and manuals to writing books for teens. She provides developmental, project, and copyediting for publishers and authors in various fields. In her free time, she enjoys running ...

Author: Tracy Brown Hamilton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538144824

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 104

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Writers and Authors: A Practical Career Guide, which includes interviews with professionals in the field, covers the following areas of this field that have proven to be stable, lucrative, and growing professions in the following fields, biographers, bloggers, content writers, copywriters, novelists, playwrights, screenwriters, and speechwriters.

Humanistic Aspects of Technical Communication

He has published several articles on ethics and social constructionism, as well as Writing in the Technical Fields and a textbook, Technical Writing: Situations and Strategies. CAROLYN R. MILLER is professor in the Department of English ...

Author: Paul. M. Dombrowski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351865043

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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This book has two audiences and purposes. The first audience comprises teachers of technical communication and graduate and undergraduate students, commonly from English programs and without technical backgrounds. The purpose for them is to introduce technical communication from the avenue of humanities with which many are familiar and allied. The book serves them as an adjunct to conventional textbooks. The second audience comprises scholars and practicing professionals already familiar with technical communication. The purpose for them is to provide a handy collection, with introduction, of significant essays on recent humanistic developments.

Applied Linguistics Communities of Practice

The style is strengthened by the fact that the writer uses the process of writing to explain the topic clearly to himself. ... There are implications here for technical writers, particularly those who write software documentation.

Author: Srikant Sarangi

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847141743

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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The papers in this volume demonstrate the strides applied linguists have taken, in 'pure' or 'impure' form, since the classic volume of Corder's Introducing Applied Linguistics speculated about the discipline's possible frontiers. With a judicious combination of empirical, theoretical and policy-oriented studies, the volume takes a close, hard look at the present and future challenges.

Technical Writing of Farm and Home

CHAPTER II THE FIELD OF TECHNICAL WRITING J OURNALISM is a broad profession . It deals with many fields of human activity and interest . Most people , when they think of the press , think of the daily newspaper , the weekly newspaper ...

Author: Frederick William Beckman


ISBN: UCAL:$B306666

Category: Agricultural journalism

Page: 417

View: 688


The Technology Management Handbook

Markel , M. Writing in the Technical Fields , IEEE Press , New York , 1994 . Robertson , B. How to Draw Charts and Diagrams , North Light Books , Cincinnati , OH , 1988 . Tufte , E. R. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information ...

Author: Richard C. Dorf

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420050567

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1184

View: 780


If you are not already in a management position, chances are you soon will be. According to the Bureau of Statistics, the fastest growing areas of employment for engineers are in engineering/science management. With over 200 contributing authors, The Technology Management Handbook informs and assists the more than 1.5 million engineering managers in the practice of technical management. Written from the technical manager's perspective and written for technologists who are managers, The Technology Management Handbook presents in-depth information on the science and practice of management. Its comprehensive coverage encompasses the field of technology management, offering information on: Entrepreneurship Innovations Economics Marketing Product Development Manufacturing Finance Accounting Project Management Human Resources International Business

Technical Writing

This book offers an easy-to-use approach towards learning the fundamentals of technical writing.

Author: William S. Pfeiffer

Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0130399078

Category: English language

Page: 598

View: 458


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.

The Insider s Guide to Technical Writing

There are technical writers in many fields, so no matter what your current business expertise is, it can be useful in your new career. Try to figure out a way to combine your business expertise with writing.

Author: Krista Van Laan

Publisher: XML Press

ISBN: 9781457182426

Category: Reference

Page: 346

View: 656


Every complex product needs to be explained to its users, and technical writers, also known as technical communicators, are the ones who do that job. A growing field, technical writing requires multiple skills, including an understanding of technology, writing ability, and great people skills. Whether you're thinking of becoming a technical writer, just starting out, or you've been working for a while and feel the need to take your skills to the next level, The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing can help you be a successful technical writer and build a satisfying career. Inside the Book Is This Job for Me? What does it take to be a technical writer? Building the Foundation: What skills and tools do you need to get started? The Best Laid Plans: How do you create a schedule that won’t make you go crazy? How do you manage different development processes, including Agile methodologies? On the Job: What does it take to walk into a job and be productive right away? The Tech Writer Toolkit: How do you create style guides, indexes, templates and layouts? How do you manage localization and translation and all the other non-writing parts of the job? I Love My Job: How do you handle the ups and downs of being a technical writer? Appendixes: References to websites, books, and other resources to keep you learning. Index

Technical Writing For Dummies

President All technical people are called upon to write technical documents at some point in their careers. Therefore, your career depends on ... You're a college student who will enter a technical field. '' You shake and grunt like an ...

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.

Successful Scientific Writing

Reader's Digest, Oct. 1995, pp. 151–154. Macrina, F. (2014). Scientific Integrity. 4th edn. Washington DC: ASM Press. Markel, M. (1994). Writing in the Technical Fields: A Step-by-Step Guide for Engineers, Scientists, and Technicians.

Author: Janice R. Matthews

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316124215

Category: Reference


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Thoroughly revised and updated, the new edition of this acclaimed and best-selling guide offers a rich blend of practical advice and real-life examples. The authors draw on fifty years of experience, providing detailed step-by-step guidance designed to help students and researchers write and present scientific manuscripts more successfully through knowledge, practice, and an efficient approach. Retaining the user-friendly style of the previous editions, this fourth edition has been broadened to include detailed information relevant to today's digital world. It covers all aspects of the writing process, from first drafts, literature retrieval, and authorship to final drafts and electronic publication. A new section provides extensive coverage of ethical issues, from plagiarism and dual publication to honesty in reporting statistics. Both the text and 30 hands-on exercises include abundant examples applicable to a variety of writing contexts, making this a powerful tool for researchers and students across a range of disciplines.