Pocket Guide to Technical Communication

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
William S. Pfeiffer  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
5
Language
English
Total pages
256
Pub.-date
January 2010
ISBN13
9780135063965
ISBN
0135063965
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Description

For courses in Technical Writing, Technical Communication, and Business Writing, as well as a variety of technical courses where writing is emphasized.

 

The Pocket Guide to Technical Communication isa handy reference for on-the-job business, technical and scientific writing. Its brief format provides quick, easy-to-read answers to common writing problems. Filled with examples, it features samples of every major document type and emphasizes quality and planning throughout. This edition offers new editing exercises, expanded coverage of email, and an entirely new section on PowerPoint.  Its condensed approach is ideal for instructors who want their students to spend more time writing and less time reading about writing.

Features

For courses in Technical Writing, Technical Communication, and Business Writing, as well as a variety of technical courses where writing is emphasized.

 

The Pocket Guide to Technical Communication isa handy reference for on-the-job business, technical and scientific writing. Its brief format provides quick, easy-to-read answers to common writing problems. Filled with examples, it features samples of every major document type and emphasizes quality and planning throughout. This edition offers new editing exercises, expanded coverage of email, and an entirely new section on PowerPoint.  Its condensed approach is ideal for instructors who want their students to spend more time writing and less time reading about writing.

 

Hallmark Features

 

Condensed approach to technical communication.

  • Provides quick, easy-to-read answers to common writing problems.
  • Makes an ideal resource for those who want students to spend more time writing and less time reading about writing.

Numerous samples of quality writing and technical communication.

  • Provides models of 17 different types of communications to help students produce quality writing assignments and help professors assess the quality of their work. 

Writing handbook organized alphabetically for quick reference.

  • Serves as reference on grammar, style, and mechanics.

New to this Edition

New! Expanded coverage of the revision process-includes a review of layout and graphics.

  • Addresses the importance of visuals in the writing process.

New! Expanded section on email-includes helpful hints related to readers, privacy, tone, format, ownership, editing/proofing, and cultures.

  • Provides the latest information on currents trends in written communication. 

New! Section on PowerPoint-see Chapter 4.

  • Shows how to plan, create and deliver speeches that use PowerPoint.

New! Updated planning form-addressesboth written communication and oral presentations.

  • Emphasizes the importance of solid planning in all types of communications. 

New! Two editing exercises-see the Writing Handbook Appendix.

  • Gives users a chance to immediately apply guidelines presented in the Appendix.

Table of Contents

1.      The Writing Process

2.      Structure

3.      ABC Formats and Examples

4.      Special Topics

 

APPENDIX: WRITING HANDBOOK


Instructor Resources