Technical Writing, Simplified

Author: Nell Johnson,Mary Sylwester

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781543268485

Category:

Page: 336

View: 8181

This book focuses on the essentials. It offers easily understood models (over 40 sample documents) and clear instruction, with a straightforward structure that makes it easy for the student to work through the book, adding knowledge while practicing different forms and skills. This textbook consistently receives positive reviews from community college and lower-level university students: "I loved how the text was set up, the chapters were easy to read through and understand." "... this is the first writing class that I've enjoyed reading the textbook. It's concise and informative without having my eyes glaze over every 5 minutes." The authors, two community college writing instructors, have created a very readable textbook that is both inexpensive and practical.
History

Science and Technical Writing

A Manual of Style

Author: Philip Rubens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135959501

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 524

With this new edition, Science and Technical Writing confirms its position as the definitive style resource for thousands of established and aspiring technical writers. Editor Philip Rubens has fully revised and updated his popular 1992 edition, with full, authoritative coverage of the techniques and technologies that have revolutionized electronic communications over the past eight years.
Computers

Developing Quality Technical Information

A Handbook for Writers and Editors

Author: Michelle Carey,Moira McFadden Lanyi,Deirdre Longo,Eric Radzinski,Shannon Rouiller,Elizabeth Wilde

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133118975

Category: Computers

Page: 587

View: 6676

The #1 Guide to Excellence in Technical Communication--Fully Updated for Embedded Assistance, Mobile, Search, Multimedia, and MoreDirect from IBM's own content design experts, this guide shows you how to design product interfaces and technical information that always place users front and center. This edition has been fully revised to help you consistently deliver the right content at the right time. You'll master today's best practices to apply nine essential characteristics of high-quality technical information: accuracy, clarity, completeness, concreteness, organization, retrievability, style, task orientation, and visual effectiveness. Coverage IncludesAdvocating for users throughout the entire product development processDelivering information in an ordered manner by following progressive disclosure techniquesOptimizing content so that users can find it from anywhereStreamlining information for mobile deliveryHelping users right where they areWhether you're a writer, editor, information architect, user experience professional, or reviewer, this book shows you how to create great technical information, from the product design to the user interface, topics, and other media. Thoroughly revised and updatedExtensive new coverage of self-documenting interfaces and embedded assistanceUpdated practical guidelines and checklistsHundreds of new examples.
Business & Economics

Technical Writing and Professional Communication

For Nonnative Speakers of English

Author: Thomas N. Huckin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 746

View: 2453

Developed for use by non-native speakers of English enrolled in Technical Writing and Communication courses. Technical Writing and Professional Communication, 2/e, places technical writing in its context, showing students how to consider their purpose and their audience when writing reports, memos, and correspondence. Formerly titled Technical Writing and Professional Communication: A Handbook for Nonnative Speakers, the new edition features a case running throughout seven chapters, dynamically illustrating the writing process. The revision also provides complete coverage of the new computer technologies and the new attention to the intercultural concerns in today's business world.
Reference

The Elements of Technical Writing

Author: Gary Blake

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780020130857

Category: Reference

Page: 173

View: 817

Offers practical guidelines and samples for writing coherent, accessible technical reports and proposals
Language Arts & Disciplines

Untechnical Writing

How to Write about Technical Subjects and Products So Anyone Can Understand

Author: Michael Bremer

Publisher: Untechnical Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 227

View: 5748

No other book can better prepare you to work as a writer in the technical world, to write better about technology for a nontechnical audience, or to understand how the ever-more-inportant writer can help fill the technology gap between the knows and know-nots. Book jacket.
Reference

The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing

Author: Krista Van Laan

Publisher: XML Press

ISBN: 1457182424

Category: Reference

Page: 346

View: 4887

Every complex product needs to be explained to its users, and technical writers, also known as technical communicators, are the ones who do that job. A growing field, technical writing requires multiple skills, including an understanding of technology, writing ability, and great people skills. Whether you're thinking of becoming a technical writer, just starting out, or you've been working for a while and feel the need to take your skills to the next level, The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing can help you be a successful technical writer and build a satisfying career. Inside the Book Is This Job for Me? What does it take to be a technical writer? Building the Foundation: What skills and tools do you need to get started? The Best Laid Plans: How do you create a schedule that won’t make you go crazy? How do you manage different development processes, including Agile methodologies? On the Job: What does it take to walk into a job and be productive right away? The Tech Writer Toolkit: How do you create style guides, indexes, templates and layouts? How do you manage localization and translation and all the other non-writing parts of the job? I Love My Job: How do you handle the ups and downs of being a technical writer? Appendixes: References to websites, books, and other resources to keep you learning. Index
Computers

Developing Quality Technical Information

A Handbook for Writers and Editors

Author: Gretchen Hargis

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 311

View: 6733

Straight from IBM's own software documentation experts, this is the first practical guide to developing excellent technical influence. From start to finish, you'll learn how to create documentation that's easy for users to find, understand, and use. Discover how to make sure your documentation focuses on the tasks and topics users care about. Learn style points and organization techniques that help users access information quickly and use it effectively. See how to use graphics and other visual elements to deliver useful information in inviting ways. Walk through the review process and learn ways to add the most value using minimal words. Whether you're a writer, editor, designer, or reviewer, if you want to create great documentation, this book shows you how.
Technology & Engineering

Technical Writing For Dummies

Author: Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118069424

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 4255

Let’s face it, a lot of technical documentation reads as if it had been translated into English from Venutian by a native speaker of gibberish. Which is annoying for you and expensive for the manufacturer who pays with alienated customers and soaring technical support costs. That’s why good technical writers are in such big demand worldwide. Now, Technical Writing For Dummies arms you with the skills you need to cash in on that demand. Whether you’re contemplating a career as a technical writer, or you just got tapped for a technical writing project, this friendly guide is your ticket to getting your tech writing skills up to snuff. It shows you step-by-step how to: Research and organize information for your documents Plan your project in a technical brief Fine-tune and polish your writing Work collaboratively with your reviewers Create great user manuals, awesome abstracts, and more Write first-rate electronic documentation Write computer- and Web-based training courses Discover how to write energized technical documents that have the impact you want on your readers. Wordsmith Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts covers all the bases, including: All about the red-hot market for technical writing and how to get work as a technical writer The ABCs of creating a strong technical document, including preparing a production schedule, brainstorming, outlining, drafting, editing, rewriting, testing, presentation, and more Types of technical documents, including user manuals, abstracts, spec sheets, evaluation forms and questionnaires, executive summaries, and presentations Writing for the Internet—covers doing research online, creating multimedia documents, developing computer-based training and Web-based training, and writing online help Combining examples, practical advice, and priceless insider tips on how to write whiz-bang technical documents, Technical Writing For Dummies is an indispensable resource for newcomers to technical writing and pros looking for new ideas to advance their careers.
Computers

Managing Your Documentation Projects

Author: JoAnn T. Hackos

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471590996

Category: Computers

Page: 656

View: 1905

Practical, authoritative, and the first comprehensive guide to managing every phase of your publication project. The only book devoted exclusively to technical publication project management, Managing Your Documentation Projects arms you with proven strategies and techniques for producing high-quality, extremely usable documentation, while cutting cost and time-to-market. Dr. JoAnn T. Hackos, a top documentation design and project management consultant to major corporations, including IBM and Hewlett-Packard, shares with you the fruit of her more than 15 years of experience in the field. She gives you: * Clear-cut, rational guidelines to managing every phase of the project from planning and development, through production, distribution, and project evaluation * Scores of usable templates, checklists, summaries, and forms * Dozens of real-life case studies and scenarios taken from the author's extensive experience at top corporations * Techniques applicable to virtually all fields of documentation Managing Your Documentation Projects was designed to function as a comprehensive guide for new managers and a daily tool of survival for veterans. It is also an invaluable resource for technical writers, editors, graphic designers, consultants, and anyone called upon to produce high-quality technical documentation on time and within budget. JOANN T. HACKOS, PhD, is President of Comtech Services, Inc., an information/design firm in Denver, Colorado and San Jose, California. She is also president of JoAnn Hackos & Associates, Inc., a strategic planning and management consulting firm. In 1993, she served as president of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) and is a frequent conference keynote speaker on such topics as quality and usability of products and services, the importance of meeting the needs of the customer, and project management.
Computers

Windows 10 Simplified

Author: Paul McFedries

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119057159

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 4102

"Step-by-step instructions for easy learning"--Cover.
Computers

Office 2016 Simplified

Author: Elaine Marmel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119074746

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 4727

Explains how to effectively utilize the latest version of the integrated software package, covering Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, OneNote, and Access.
Communication of technical information

Technical Writing Process

The Simple, Five-step Guide That Can Be Used to Create Almost Any Piece of Technical Documentation Such As User Guide, Manual Or Procedure

Author: Kieran Morgan

Publisher: Technical Writing Process

ISBN: 9780994169310

Category: Communication of technical information

Page: 247

View: 9439

"Plan, structure, write, review, publish"--Cover.
Technology & Engineering

Science and Technical Writing

A Manual of Style

Author: Philip Rubens

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415925518

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 427

View: 8931

With this new edition, Science and Technical Writing confirms its position as the definitive style resource for thousands of established and aspiring technical writers. Editor Philip Rubens has fully revised and updated his popular 1992 edition, with full, authoritative coverage of the techniques and technologies that have revolutionized electronic communications over the past eight years.
Motion picture authorship

Palmer Plan Handbook

Photoplay Writing Simplified and Explained...; Including a Current Glossary of Technical and Semi-technical Words and Phrases

Author: Frederick Palmer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Motion picture authorship

Page: 165

View: 5742

Computers

Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 398

View: 1173

Description: 25-Word Description Get the latest information on standards for technical writing and editing straight from the experts--Microsoft's Editorial Standards Group. This new edition completely updates and expands the industry's leading guide to creating quality technical documentation and content. 75-Word Description Get the reference that defines standards and best practices for technical writers, editors, and content managers who work with Microsoft technologies. Developed by the Microsoft Editorial Standards Group, the newest edition of the computer industry's leading manual of style has been fully updated, expanded, and optimized for usability. You get coverage on the latest developments--from accessibility and globalization issues to mobile computing, XML, and other emerging standards--as well as Microsoft-specific products, technologies, and initiatives. You'll find expertly articulated and organized information about general usage, grammar, punctuation, formatting and layout, front matter, and indexing and attributing, as well as focused guidelines for topics such as creating specific document types, including Readme files and case studies; writing for software developers; documenting the user interface; and developing bias-free communications. Comprehensive, easy-to-use, and thoroughly up-to-date, the MICROSOFT MANUAL OF STYLE FOR TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS, Third Edition, can help you maximize the impact and precision of your technical communications.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Elements of Technical Writing

Author: Thomas E. Pearsall,Kelli Cargile Cook

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205583812

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

View: 7644

One-quarter the length and price of conventional textbooks, this popular introduction to technical writing teaches the essentials with remarkable economy, clarity, and authority. The Elements of Technical Writing provides students with precisely the information needed to produce effective technical documents and no more.
Technology & Engineering

Research Writing Simplified

A Documentation Guide

Author: Raymond H. Clines,Elizabeth R. Cobb

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321101457

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 79

View: 7386

Designed to augment any course requiring writing and the use of secondary source material, Research Writing Simplified isolates the skills related to research and moves students through a series of learning activities that provide practice and reinforcement. The fourth edition has been updated to reflect the electronic revolution taking place in research, including information on Internet searches, electronic database searches, and documentation conventions for all forms of electronic sources. A new section on usage and basic sentence grammar makes the text even more versatile, and updated APA and MLA sections provide the latest information on both guidelines. Its concise format and low cost make this an appealing resource for both students and instructors working on research papers.
Computers

Learn Python 3 the Hard Way

A Very Simple Introduction to the Terrifyingly Beautiful World of Computers and Code

Author: Zed A. Shaw

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134693906

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 8293

You Will Learn Python 3! Zed Shaw has perfected the world’s best system for learning Python 3. Follow it and you will succeed—just like the millions of beginners Zed has taught to date! You bring the discipline, commitment, and persistence; the author supplies everything else. In Learn Python 3 the Hard Way, you’ll learn Python by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. Read them. Type their code precisely. (No copying and pasting!) Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, you’ll learn how a computer works; what good programs look like; and how to read, write, and think about code. Zed then teaches you even more in 5+ hours of video where he shows you how to break, fix, and debug your code—live, as he’s doing the exercises. Install a complete Python environment Organize and write code Fix and break code Basic mathematics Variables Strings and text Interact with users Work with files Looping and logic Data structures using lists and dictionaries Program design Object-oriented programming Inheritance and composition Modules, classes, and objects Python packaging Automated testing Basic game development Basic web development It’ll be hard at first. But soon, you’ll just get it—and that will feel great! This course will reward you for every minute you put into it. Soon, you’ll know one of the world’s most powerful, popular programming languages. You’ll be a Python programmer. This Book Is Perfect For Total beginners with zero programming experience Junior developers who know one or two languages Returning professionals who haven’t written code in years Seasoned professionals looking for a fast, simple, crash course in Python 3