Technical Communication Today, 7th edition

  • Richard Johnson-Sheehan

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Technical Communication Today reflects the influence of computers on the development, design and delivery of technical documents and presentations. The text focuses on skills that will help you write clearly, speak persuasively, and create functional, attractive texts. You’ll learn how to use visual-spatial techniques to research, invent, draft, design, and edit your work. Organized around readable narrative “chunks” combined with graphics, Technical Communication Today allows you to quickly find what you need and get things done.

The 7th Edition offers revised chapters, new exercises and projects, and 7 new case studies featuring the experiences of entrepreneurs in today’s scientific and technical workplaces. Innovation and entrepreneurship are emphasized in each chapter and transcultural issues have been expanded to reflect a globalized world.

Published by Pearson (May 24th 2023) - Copyright © 2024

ISBN-13: 9780137704453

Subject: Composition

Category: Technical Communication

Table of contents


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


  1. Starting Your Career
  2. E-mails, Letters, and Memos
  3. Technical Descriptions and Specifications
  4. Instructions and Documentation
  5. Proposals
  6. Brief Reports
  7. Formal Reports


  1. Business Models and Plans
  2. Thinking Like an Entrepreneur
  3. How to Be Persuasive
  4. Researching in Technical Workplaces


  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


  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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