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The Technical Writer's Handbook - Matt Young

The Technical Writer's Handbook

Paperback Published: 1st June 2002
ISBN: 9781891389214
Number Of Pages: 232

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This book explains how people can improve their writing style by following a few simple rules. The author, a practising scientist who screens manuscripts regularly, advises that technical writing, is no different from any other writing. The first part is an introduction, which provides simple guidelines for writing and organizing reports of all kinds. The second part is presented in dictionary format and covers a wide variety of themes. Many entries in this section are specific to technical writing, including topics such as metric units, equations, figures and tables, abstracts, conference proceedings and slides. Others provide more general advice on grammar, usage, style and organization, which concern writers in all fields. All have been carefully cross-referenced to reveal related information quickly and easily. Aimed primarily at scientists and engineers, it will also be of use to lawyers, administrators, journalists and editors of technical journals.

Industry Reviews

'A scientist and journal editor wisely addresses the problems of technical writing' - Choice 'This book should be on the desk of anyone hoping to convey technical information in understandable language' - Optics News

How to Use This Book
An Introduction to Technical Writingp. 1
Write the way you talk; then polishp. 4
Write one thought per sentencep. 6
Be explicitp. 7
Write for the uninformed readerp. 8
An ABC of Technical Writing (Alphabetical Entries)p. 15
Bibliographyp. 231
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ISBN: 9781891389214
ISBN-10: 1891389211
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st June 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.07 x 13.21  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1