More than just a guide, the Handbook of Technical Writing places writing in a real-world context with quick and easy access to hundreds of technical writing topics and scores of sample documents. Its dedicated author team – with decades of combined academic and professional experience – has crafted the essential reference tool for students and professionals alike, with extensive coverage of grammar, usage, and style. Responding to today’s economic trends, the tenth edition features expanded coverage of the job search, including advice about the appropriate use of social media in the search, as well as new professionalism tips and guidance on how to adapt to ever-evolving technologies. An integrated companion Web site works with the text to offer additional resources and models reflecting the authors’ trademark clarity.
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Gerald J. Alred is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, where he teaches courses in the Professional Writing Program. He is author of numerous scholarly articles and several standard bibliographies on business and technical communication, and he is a founding member of the editorial board of the Journal of Business Communication. He is a recipient of the prestigious Jay R. Gould Award for “profound scholarly and textbook contributions to the teaching of business and technical writing.” Charles T. Brusaw served as a faculty member at NCR Corporation’s Management College, where he developed and taught courses in professional writing, editing, and presentation skills for the corporation worldwide. Previously, he worked in advertising technical writing, public relations, and curriculum development. He has been a communications consultant, an invited speaker at academic conferences, and a teacher of business writing at Sinclair Community College. Walter E. Oliu served as Chief of the Publishing Services Branch at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He is a communications consultant in the Washington, D.C. area and has taught at Miami University of Ohio, Slippery Rock State University, Montgomery College, and George Mason University.
“I love the accessibility, brevity of entries, and layout of this book. Many of my students keep the text long after the course is over to have a handy and accurate reference on the shelf at work.” ―Nancy Schneider, University of Maine – Augusta
“I have found this book to be an excellent resource for finding answers to a variety of technical writing questions both simply and quickly. The wide range of topics covered also makes the handbook useful as a general reference across many disciplines.” ―Cynthia Raisor, Texas A&M University
“This handbook has kept up with the increasing focus on technology and electronic research and with the typical components of a variety of professional documents. Once students discover this book's usefulness, they consult it in conjunction with every writing assignment, saving me time and encouraging them to participate more fully in their own learning.” ―Karen Welch, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
“I choose the Handbook of Technical Writing because I want students to have a single, reliable, versatile and broad-ranging text that will serve them well in a variety of circumstances.” ―Ralph Batie, Oregon Institute of Technology
“The Handbook of Technical Writing is written clearly and the information in it is accessible. It's a valuable companion in any technical writing classroom.” ―Natalie D. Segal, University of Hartford
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