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The Mayfield Handbook of Technical and Scientific Writing

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Publisher Comments:

The Mayfield Handbook of Technical and Scientific Writing offers the ideal combination of comprehensive coverage, accessibility, and convenience. It supplies grammatical and stylistic information, provides the key format elements of common technical documents along with illustrative examples, guides authors in the effective use of visual information, and helps writers revise and edit their own work as well as review that of others.

The Mayfield Electronic Handbook of Technical and Scientific Writing, which is platform-independent and can interact with several applications at once, can be used alone or accompanied by the printed version.

Table of Contents

1. PLANNING AND PRODUCING DOCUMENTS

Characteristics of effective technical communication / Document purpose / Problem statement / Audience / Organization / Forecasting / Drafting a technical document / Revising for organization / Revising for content / Editing for grammar and style / Reviewing a document / Collaborative writing / Legal and ethical issues / Document design / Document checklist /

2. DOCUMENT TYPES / Memoranda / Meeting documents

Literature review / Reports / Letters / Acceptance letters / Proposals / Press releases / Task oriented / Thesis / Oral reports / Electronic documents / Resumes / Notes and notebooks /

3. ELEMENTS OF TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS

Sections and subsections / Headings and subheadings / Front matter / Body / Back matter /

4. GRAPHS AND FIGURES

Reasons for using graphics / Common graphics / General guidelines for graphics /

5. PARAGRAPHS

Paragraph unity / Paragraph development

6. SENTENCES

(and more...)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559346474
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua
Location:
Mountain View, Calif. :
Author:
Paradis, James
Author:
Perelman
Author:
Perelman, Leslie
Author:
, Leslie C.
Author:
Barrett, Edward
Author:
Perelman, Leslie C.
Subject:
Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
Technical Writing
Subject:
Technical writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
DOCUMENT TYPES,PARAGRAPHS,GRAPHS,Meeting documents,Memoranda,PRODUCING documents,PLANNING,Scientific Writing,Mayfield Handbook,SPEECH,MECHANICS,PUNCTUATION
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 82-116
Publication Date:
January 1997
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
508
Dimensions:
8.44x5.86x.76 in. 1.22 lbs.

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