Technical Writing: A Practical Guide for Engineers, Scientists, and Nontechnical Professionals, Second Edition - What Every Engineer Should Know (Hardback)Phillip A. Laplante (author)
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Engineers, scientists, and professionals of all types are often required to write reports, summaries, manuals, and guides. While many have had an English language or writing course, it is less likely that they have had instruction in the special requirements of technical writing.
Filling this void, Technical Writing: A Practical Guide for Engineers, Scientists, and Nontechnical Professionals, Second Edition enables readers to write, edit, and publish materials of a technical nature, including books, articles, reports, and electronic media. Written by a renowned engineer and widely published technical author, this guide complements traditional writer's reference manuals on technical writing through presentation of first-hand examples that help readers understand practical considerations in writing and producing technical content. These examples illustrate how a publication originates as well as various challenges and solutions.
The second edition contains new material in every chapter including new topics, additional examples, insights, tips and tricks, new vignettes and more exercises. Appendices have been added for writing checklists and writing samples. The references and glossary have been updated and expanded. In addition, a focus on writing for the nontechnical persons working in the technology world and the nonnative English speaker has been incorporated. Written in an informal, conversational style, unlike traditional college writing texts, the book also contains many interesting vignettes and personal stories to add interest to otherwise stodgy lessons.
*Offers precise, hands-on coverage of technical writing
*Complements traditional writer's reference manuals
*Includes personal anecdotes and historical stories that serve as real-world examples of technical writing
*Explores the various avenues for publishing your work
*Explains how to write for blogs, social networks, and other e-media
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 720 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition