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The Handbook of Technical Writing

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The seventh edition of this classic comprehensive reference is now easier to use and more thorough than ever. With up-to-date coverage of workplace technology—from e-mail, Internet research, and writing for the Web to Web forms and page design—the Handbook of Technical Writing offers expert advice for meeting the demands of online writing. Abundant "real world" examples an
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Hardcover, 7th Edition, 768 pages
Published February 14th 2003 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.
Susan
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.
Erin
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.
Faith
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.
Jessica
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.
Matt
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.
Manjuladevi Velusamy
Good reference book at each stage of writing.
Le Huy
Oct 31, 2013 Le Huy is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
very good
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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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