Technical Communication, 15th edition

  • John M. Lannon, 
  • Laura J. Gurak

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Technical Communication offers complete coverage to develop you skills in technical communication, business communication, and professional writing. Today's workplace requires writing emails, memos, letters and informal reports, as well as more complex communications, such as formal reports, proposals, web pages and presentations. The text guides you to write persuasively, effectively and with perspective on technological innovations and global communications. Lannon and Gurak incorporate the interpersonal, logical, ethical and cultural demands of different forms of workplace communications and prepare you to navigate these considerations with ease.

The 15th Edition incorporates the latest innovations in workplace communication. The text retains the features that have made it a best-seller in technical communication, with updates that reflect the needs of today's technologically sophisticated, diverse and global workforce.

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

ISBN-13: 9780137477548

Subject: Composition

Category: Technical Communication


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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