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The best-selling tech comm book on the market, Technical Communication offers comprehensive and accessible advice on planning, designing, and drafting documents for a broad range of situations and applications. For eight editions, it has been known for its thorough coverage, student-friendly tone, model interior design, and abundant samples of the techniques and guidelines discussed throughout the book. As always, Mike Markel keeps pace with current technologies and the realities of technical communication today.

About the Author

Mike Markel is Director of Technical Communication at Boise State University, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. The former editor of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, he is the author of numerous articles and six books about technical communication, including Ethics and Technical Communication: A Critique and Synthesis.

Table of Contents

    Preface for Instructors

    Introduction for Writers

    

PART ONE: THE TECHNICAL-COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENT

    1. Introduction to Technical Communication

    2. Understanding Ethical and Legal Considerations

    3. Understanding the Writing Process

    4. Writing Collaboratively

    

PART TWO: PLANNING THE DOCUMENT

    5. Analyzing Your Audience and Purpose

    6. Researching Your Subject

    7. Organizing Your Information

    

PART THREE: DEVELOPING THE TEXTUAL ELEMENTS

    8. Communicating Persuasively

    9. Drafting and Revising Definitions and Descriptions

    10. Writing Coherent Documents

    11. Writing Effective Sentences

    

PART FOUR: DEVELOPING THE VISUAL ELEMENTS

    12. Designing Documents

    13. Creating Graphics

    

PART FIVE: APPLICATIONS

    14. Writing Letters, Memos, and E-mails

    15. Preparing Job-Application Materials

    16. Writing Proposals

    17. Writing Informal Reports

    18. Writing Formal Reports

    19. Writing Instructions and Manuals

    20. Creating Web Sites

    21. Making Oral Presentations

    

APPENDIX: REFERENCE HANDBOOK

    Part A. Skimming Your Sources and Taking Notes

    Part B. Documenting Your Sources

    Part C. Editing and Proofreading Your Documents

    Part D. Guidelines for Multilingual Writers (ESL)

    

    References

    Selected Bibliography

    Index

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mgraham, August 22, 2006 (view all comments by mgraham)
THIS BOOK IS VERY HELPFUL WITH MY EVERYDAY WRITING SKILLS.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312441975
Author:
Markel, Mike
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Communication of technical information
Subject:
Technical Writing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
8
Edition Description:
Eighth Edition
Publication Date:
20060712
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
736
Dimensions:
9.13 x 7.88 in

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