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Technical Writing for Dummies (Paperback)

Technical Writing for Dummies (Paperback) - 01 edition

Technical Writing for Dummies (Paperback) - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9780764553080

ISBN10: 0764553089

Technical Writing for Dummies (Paperback) by Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts - ISBN 9780764553080
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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Technical Writing for Dummies (Paperback) by Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts - ISBN 9780764553080

ISBN13: 9780764553080

ISBN10: 0764553089

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Find out what it takes to produce terrific technical documents Whether you're contemplating a career as a technical writer or you just got tapped for a technical writing project, this friendly guide is your ticket for getting your tech writing skills up to par. Wordsmith Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts shows you step-by-step how to get organized, write clearly, and produce everything from spec sheets to online help systems.

Discover how to: Plan your project with a Technical Brief Fine-tune and polish your writing Work collaboratively with your reviewers Create great user manuals, awesome abstracts, and more Write first-rate electronic documentation

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Author Bio

Lindsell-Roberts, Sheryl :

Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts runs business-writing seminars for Fortune 500 companies and is the author of several books, including For Dummies guides to business writing and business letters.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


PART I: What It Takes to Write Technical Documentation.

Chapter 1: Accelerating Your Career the "Write" Way.
Chapter 2: The Person to Whom You're Speaking.

PART II: The Write Stuff.

Chapter 3: Creating a Team and a Plan.
Chapter 4: Don't Be a Draft Dodger.
Chapter 5: Visualize This!
Chapter 6: Going In for a Tone Up.
Chapter 7: Dotting the Eyes and Crossing the Tees.

PART III: Types of Technical Documents.

Chapter 8: The Ultimate User Manual.
Chapter 9: Writing in the Abstract.
Chapter 10: Writing Spec Sheets.
Chapter 11: How Am I Doing? That Is the Question(naire).
Chapter 12: I Came, I Spoke, I Conquered.
Chapter 13: Executive Sum-Upmanship.

PART IV: Computers and More.

Chapter 14:
Chapter 15: Sights and Sounds.
Chapter 16: Computer-Based Training (CBT).
Chapter 17: Web-Based Training: CBT on Steroids.
Chapter 18: Creating Online Help.

PART V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Make Your Technical Documents Shout "Read Me!".
Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Publishing in a Technical Journal.
Chapter 21: Ten Things to Know about Filing a Patent.
Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Writing a Grant Proposal.

Appendix A: Punctuation Made Easy.
Appendix B: Grammar's Not Grueling.
Appendix C: Abbreviations and Metric Equivalents.
Appendix D: Technical Jabberwocky.
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