Technical Writing

Technical Writing

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Engineers and scientists of all types are often required to write reports, summaries, manuals, guides, and so forth. While these individuals certainly have had some sort of English or writing course, it is less likely that they have had any instruction in the special requirements of technical writing. Filling this void, Technical Writing: A Practical Guide for Engineers and Scientists enables readers to write, edit, and publish materials of a technical nature, including books, articles, reports, and electronic media. Written by a renowned engineer and widely published technical author, this guide complements the traditional writera€™s reference manuals and other books on technical writing. It helps readers understand the practical considerations in writing technical content. Drawing on his own work, the author presents many first-hand examples of writing, editing, and publishing technical materials. These examples illustrate how a publication originated as well as various challenges and solutions.5.7.2 Vignette: Response to a Customer Inquiry Letter The inquiry letter shown in Section 5.7.1 was so intriguing that I felt compelled to respond promptly. Here is my response, with identifying information disguised: Dear Gus: Thank you for your nice letter of June 14. I am flattered ... with you. First, let me point out that I have not been active in the computer service industry for the last three years. As thisanbsp;...

Title:Technical Writing
Author:Phillip A. Laplante
Publisher:CRC Press - 2011-07-28


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