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The Handbook of Technical Writing

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"Now in its ninth edition, this classic book remains the complete technical-writing reference for students and professionals alike. Alphabetically organized and easy to use, its nearly 400 entries provide guidance for writing all the most common types of professional documents and correspondence, including reports, proposals, manuals, memos, and white papers. Abundant real ...more
Hardcover, 6th Edition, 720 pages
Published March 2nd 2000 by St. Martin's Press (first published 2000)
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Ursula Kallio
Mar 24, 2015 Ursula Kallio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is a must-have resource for technical writers, and for folks who want to support technical writers. It is also full of rationale that you can write up for anyone who questions why you are writing something a certain way.
Jun 07, 2014 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Will keep this one handy forever - extremely useful and my grad school class took a good approach to assignments with it as a text book.
Jun 15, 2008 Erin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the books used for a class I teach.

I like this book, it's short and sweet.
This is a great reference book that will remain in my personal library long after I graduate. Valuable information regarding technical writing and professional writing.

Handbook of Technical Writing, Tenth Edition has been my go to book in my professional writing classes.
Dec 08, 2013 Jessica rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ah, the audacity of the belief that if you just list all grammatical problems in alphabetical order, we can fix student writing once and for all. Our students will just look up "commas" or "jargon" or "passive voice" and all will be solved. Ha.
Mar 12, 2013 Matt rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I sure am glad that I don't have to do a lot of technical paper writing any more, but I do recall that this book offered good advice on the subject.
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Gerald J. Alred is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and internationally known as author of numerous articles and books that reflect his scholarly and teaching interests.
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