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The Essentials of Technical Communication

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The Essentials of Technical Communication clearly and concisely highlights the basic rhetorical guidelines that will help you successfully get your message across in today's workplace.
This brief text incorporates a wealth of real-world documents and scenarios to help you understand key communication principles (Chapters 1-6) and then apply those principles to the most co
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Paperback, 349 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Craig
Jul 02, 2012 Craig rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The cover and the opening lines of this book bring a refreshing, realistic approach to technical communication that other texts fail to recognize: there is a difference between being an effective communicator and taking it all too seriously.

That's not to say that the book does not espouse professionalism in its practitioners. Written in an approachable style and organized around core principles and document types, this is an excellent resource for professionals and students alike, encouraging g
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Selena
Nov 14, 2013 Selena rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Eh. Read like a textbook. A long, boring textbook. And mostly said things I already knew.

Lots of examples of different kinds of writing, so not all bad I guess.
Stacey
Dec 06, 2015 Stacey rated it really liked it
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Everything you want to know about technical/professional writing with examples. While it's an easy read it's not necessarily a fun read. The text isn't engaging, but the information is solid
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Apr 24, 2014 Kelly rated it really liked it
Excellent. I will definitely use this as a text when I teach tech writing. Doesn't include any new media advice, though that might prevent it from being dated within 6 months.
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Ch 1 Characteristics of wiring at work: describes technical writing
Ch2 Writing for your readers: essential elements of analyzing readers
" on the job, ... no one wants to ready anything you write. Most of the time they will not read all of what you write. They will read because they need to, no because they want to. They will read because you have information they need to take actions or make decisions..... Make sure everything you write is clear, correct, necessary, and polite." p.3

p.4 Writing a
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