Emphasizing the connection between writing and context, Technical Communication: A Practical Approach 8e uses a fictional company (M-Global) and students' own school and workplace settings to introduce the common genres of technical communication. Featuring numbered guidelines and an ABC format, the book shows how to write a variety of technical documents including business proposals, white papers, scripts, research reports, digital documents and more! This edition features earlier coverage of collaboration, more on software tools, expanded ABC formats, and the innovative MyTechCommLab website.
Table of Contents
PART I: INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION
Chapter 1 Technical Communication in the Workplace
Chapter 2 Process in Technical Communication
Chapter 3 Collaboration and Writing
PART II: EFFECTIVE WORKPLACE DOCUMENTS
Chapter 4 Organizing Information
Chapter 5 Document Design
Chapter 6 Correspondence
PART III: COMMON TECHNICAL COMMUNICATON GENRES
Chapter 7 Definitions and Descriptions
Chapter 8 Process Explanations and Instructions
PART IV: PRESENTING RESEARCH
Chapter 9 Technical Research
Chapter 10 Formatting Reports and Proposals
Chapter 11 Reports for Information and Analysis
Chapter 12 Proposals and White Papers
PART V: ALTERNATIVES TO PRINT TEXT
Chapter 12 Graphics
Chapter 14 Web Pages and Writing for the Web
Chapter 15 Presentations
PART VI: COMMUNICATING A PROFESSIONAL IMAGE
Chapter 16 The Job Search
Chapter 17 Style in Technical Writing
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