Technical Communication, Global Edition (14th edition)

Technical Communication, Global Edition (14th edition)

By: Laura J. Gurak (author), John M. Lannon (author)Paperback

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For courses in Technical Communication. Comprehensive, user-friendly instruction in workplace writing, technical communication, business writing Today's employees are tasked with writing documents such as emails, memos, letters, and informal reports, as well as more complex forms of communications such as formal reports, proposals, web pages, and presentations. Technical Communication, Fourteenth Edition builds upon the authority of the previous editions byclearly guiding students to write documents persuasively, effectively, and with an eye towards technological innovations and global communications. It incorporates the interpersonal, logical, ethical, and cultural demands of these different forms of workplace communications and provides students with the necessary skills to navigate these nuisances. Building on research and writing skills and touching on the importance of ethics, the authors prepare students for technical writing in any field. MyWritingLab (TM) not included. Students, if MyWritingLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyWritingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MyWritingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.


I: COMMUNICATING IN THE WORKPLACE 1. Introduction to Technical Communication 2. Meeting the Needs of Specific Audiences 3. Persuading Your Audience 4. Weighing the Ethical Issues 5. Teamwork and Global Considerations 6. An Overview of the Technical Writing Process II. THE RESEARCH PROCESS 7. Thinking Critically About the Research Process 8. Evaluating and Interpreting Information 9. Summarizing Research Findings and Other Information III. ORGANIZATION, STYLE, AND VISUAL DESIGN 10. Organizing for Readers 11. Editing for a Professional Style and Tone 12. Designing Visual information 13. Designing Pages and Document IV. SPECIFIC DOCUMENTS AND APPLICATIONS 14. Email and Text Messages 15. Workplace Memos and Letters 16. Resumes and other Job Search Materials 17. Technical Definitions 18. Technical Descriptions, Specifications, and Marketing Materials 19. Instructions and Procedures 20. Informal Reports 21. Formal Analytical Reports 22. Proposals 23. Oral Presentations and Video Conferencing 24. Blogs, Wikis, and Web Pages 25. Social Media V. RESOURCES FOR TECHNICAL WRITERS A Quick Guide to Documentation A Quick Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781292154299
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 736
  • ID: 9781292154299
  • weight: 1041
  • ISBN10: 1292154292
  • edition: 14th edition

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