Technical Communication, 15th edition

  • John M. Lannon, 
  • Laura J. Gurak

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Today's workplace requires writing emails, memos, letters, and informal reports, plus more complex communications such as formal reports, proposals, web pages, and presentations. Technical Communication guides you to write effectively and with perspective on technology and global communications.

Published by Pearson (April 13th 2021) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780137477548

Subject: Composition

Category: Technical Communication

Table of contents

Brief Contents


  1. Introduction to Technical Communication
  2. Meeting the Needs of Specific Audiences
  3. Persuading Your Audience
  4. Weighing the Ethical Issues
  5. Teamwork and Global Considerations
  6. An Overview of the Technical Writing Process


  1. Thinking Critically about the Research Process
  2. Evaluating and Interpreting Information
  3. Summarizing Research Findings and Other Information


  1. Organizing for Readers
  2. Editing for a Professional Style and Tone
  3. Designing Visual Information
  4. Designing Pages and Documents


  1. Email
  2. Workplace Memos and Letters
  3. Résumés and Other Job-Search Materials
  4. Technical Definitions
  5. Technical Descriptions, Specifications, and Marketing Materials
  6. Instructions and Procedures
  7. Informal Reports
  8. Formal Analytical Reports
  9. Proposals
  10. Oral Presentations and Video Conferencing
  11. Blogs, Wikis, and Web Pages
  12. Social Media


Appendix A: A Quick Guide to Documentation

Appendix B: A Quick Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics

Works Cited


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