Professional Expression: To Organize, Write, and Manage for Technical Communication
Publisher: Momentum Press © 2009
List Price: $24.95
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About the Author
Technical topics in science and engineering always present challenges when it comes to conveying or arguing information in a clear and effective manner. This book was written to address that challenge, using time-proven techniques developed by the author for academic courses and onsite training programs he has used for several decades at engineering schools, design and professional conferences. The book will show how to focus on critical objectives, develop a logical outline, and then use clear, concise, unambiguous language to create effective reports, articles, paper presentations, and even books. Useful references will help lead the reader to more resources for help with style, formats, and other matters of interest to those engaged in technical writing.
The reader will find invaluable help with:
- How to develop and expand on a technical theme and organize a clear outline for a report or other type of communication.
- Invaluable guidance on using plain, every day English for clear communications of difficult topics.
- Useful tips on writing articles, conference presentations, and books.
- Help with creating references, bibliographies and indexes.
Engineers, scientists, and technicians will find in this book a very clear and direct guide to the fundamentals of developing and writing effective technical communications. Even the elements of this book like its index and bibliography are set up to demonstrate how such are created and what they are used for. Every part of this book is meant to instruct and guide its reader on how to write better and more effectively.
Table of Contents
About the Author / Editor
2. Organization and Development
3. Writing Technique
4. Characteristics, Refinements, and Style
8. Short Forms
10. Expanding Outline and Text
11. Focus Analysis
12. Alternative Specialized Formats
13. Oral Presentations
17. Critique, Discussion, Rebuttal
References and Bibliography
M.D. Morris, P.E., F.A.S.C.E., F., STC, is a noted prolific author, editor, and teacher in the engineering world. As the series editor for widely used Practical Construction Guides, he is responsible for some 71 books, and has edited 3 anthologies.