Synopses & Reviews
Finally, a book designed specifically to help architects, designers, engineers, and contractors improve their writing skills. The author, Bill Schmalz, AIA, CSI, is a practicing licensed architect and a principal with the firm Perkins+Will. He understands the types of documents that design and construction professionals routinely write and edit, and he knows how they can do it better. Using examples that an architect will understand, the book deals clearly--and, the author hopes, sometimes humorously--with design and construction professionals' most common writing problems. Some of the book's chapters: -"The Slippery Sidewalk of Grammar" -"Verb Irregularities" -"Handle These Words with Care" -"The Punctuation Toolbox" -"Developing a Lean Writing Style" -"Writing Internationally" -"Editing Your Draft" -"The Right Look" -"Facing the Blank Screen"