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Handbook of Technical Writing

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Now in its eighth 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 the most common types of professional documents and correspondence, including reports, proposals, manuals, memos, and white papers. Abundant sample documents ...more
Spiral, 636 pages
Published October 7th 2005 by Bedford Books (first published 2000)
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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.
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.
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.
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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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