TECHNICAL WRITING ESSENTIALS
Introduction to Professional Communications in the Technical Fields
By Suzan Last
ISBN 9781550586657 (PDF)
This open textbook is designed to introduce readers to the basics of technical communication: audience and task analysis in workplace contexts, clear and concise communications style, effective document design, teamwork and collaboration, and fundamental research skills.
Subjects: Communication studies
Suzan Last has taught in many capacities during her time at UVic, including three years of teaching ESL in Japan and a brief stint teaching high school English. She has been teaching at UVic since 2003, when she was a SSHRC doctoral fellow in the English department. She since discovered that she had a greater passion for teaching than for dissertation-writing, and decided to pursue teaching full time. She has published articles and given conference papers on a wide range of topics, including Shakespeare, Marlowe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Eliza Haywood, and John Fowles. Her area specialties include Academic and Technical Writing, Curriculum development, Renaissance literature, and postmodern fiction, particularly as it incorporates forms of game and play.
TECHNICAL WRITING ESSENTIALS: Introduction to Professional Communications in the Technical Fields
Chapter 1 | WHAT IS TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION?
Chapter 2 | PROFESSIONAL STYLE
Chapter 3 | DOCUMENT DESIGN
Chapter 4 | TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
Chapter 5 | RESEARCH METHODS
Chapter 6 | CITING AND DOCUMENTING SOURCES IN IEEE STYLE
Chapter 7 | COMMON DOCUMENT TYPES
Chapter 8 | ORAL AND VISUAL PRESENTATIONS
Appendix A – F | ACADEMIC WRITING BASICS