Technical Communication Today, 6th edition

  • Richard Johnson-Sheehan

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Technical Communication Today presents computers as thinking tools that powerfully influence how we develop, produce, design and deliver technical documents and presentations. Revised chapters, new case studies and new exercises help you learn how to succeed in today's innovation-based and entrepreneurial workplace.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137527724

Subject: Composition

Category: Technical Communication

Table of contents

PART 1: Elements of Technical Communication

  1. Technical Communication in the Entrepreneurial Workplace
  2. Profiling Your Readers
  3. Working in Teams
  4. Managing Ethical Challenges

PART 2: Genres of Technical Communication

  1. Starting Your Career
  2. Types of Technical Descriptions
  3. Technical Descriptions and Specifications
  4. Instructions and Documentation
  5. Proposals
  6. Brief Reports
  7. Reports

PART 3: Planning and Doing Research

  1. Thinking Like An Entrepreneu
  2. How to Be Persuasive
  3. Researching in Technical Workplaces

PART 4: Drafting, Designing, and Revising

  1. Organizing and Drafting
  2. Using Plain and Persuasive Style
  3. Designing Documents and Interfaces
  4. Creating and Using Graphics
  5. Revising and Editing for Usability

PART 5: Connecting with Clients

  1. Presenting and Pitching Your Ideas
  2. Writing for the Internet


  1. Grammar and Punctuation Guide
  2. English as a Second Language Guide
  3. Documentation Guide

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