This new edition retains much of the vision of the previous editions-it encompasses written, oral, and visual communication-but also reflects current practices in the field of technical writing, with continued emphasis on workplace communication The focus remains on the entire writing process from planning through revision, with topics discussed including, defining technical communication, the workplace audience, developing a clear, direct communication style, information design, graphics as a means to support and clarify information, technology, the technical writing process including planning and drafting, and reviewing and revising. For anyone interested in improving his or her writing.
A text for those preparing to enter the job market or working to strengthen their workplace writing and speaking skills. Covers reports, graphics, oral presentations, correspondence, documentation, and other forms of communication. New to this edition are an expanded emphasis on planning, drafting, and revising projects; guidelines for assessing the usability of projects in print and online; and increased coverage of technologies such as e-mail and videoconferencing. The authors are longtime technical writers and trainers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)