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

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

II. Genres of Technical Communication
5. Starting Your Career
6. Types of Technical Descriptions
7. Technical Descriptions and Specifications
8. Instructions and Documentation
9. Proposals
10. Brief Reports
11. Reports

III. Planning and Doing Research
12. Thinking Like An Entrepreneur
13. How to Be Persuasive
14. Researching in Technical Workplaces

IV. Drafting, Designing, and Revising
15. Organizing and Drafting
16. Using Plain and Persuasive Style
17. Designing Documents and Interfaces
18. Creating and Using Graphics
19. Revising and Editing for Usability

V. Connecting with Clients
20. Presenting and Pitching Your Ideas
21. Writing for the Internet

Appendix A: Grammar and Punctuation Guide
Appendix B: English as a Second Language Guide
Appendix C: Documentation Guide

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