Technical Writing: A Practical Guide for Engineers and Scientists

Phillip A. Laplante

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July 28, 2011 by CRC Press
Textbook - 250 Pages - 53 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439820858 - CAT# K11106
Series: What Every Engineer Should Know

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Features

  • Offers precise, hands-on coverage of technical writing
  • Complements the traditional writer’s reference manuals and other books on technical writing
  • Includes a number of personal anecdotes and historical stories that serve as real-world examples of technical writing
  • Explores the various avenues for publishing your work
  • Explains how to write for blogs, social networks, and other e-media
  • Incorporates at least one figure, table, graphic, bullet list, or equation on most pages

Summary

Engineers and scientists of all types are often required to write reports, summaries, manuals, guides, and so forth. While these individuals certainly have had some sort of English or writing course, it is less likely that they have had any instruction in the special requirements of technical writing.

Filling this void, Technical Writing: A Practical Guide for Engineers and Scientists enables readers to write, edit, and publish materials of a technical nature, including books, articles, reports, and electronic media. Written by a renowned engineer and widely published technical author, this guide complements the traditional writer’s reference manuals and other books on technical writing. It helps readers understand the practical considerations in writing technical content.

Drawing on his own work, the author presents many first-hand examples of writing, editing, and publishing technical materials. These examples illustrate how a publication originated as well as various challenges and solutions.