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Technical Writing for Engineering Professionals

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Title: Technical Writing for Engineering Professionals
Author: Darla-Jean Weatherford
ISBN: 1593703708 / 9781593703707
Format: Soft Cover
Pages: 350
Publisher: PennWell
Year: 2016
Availability: In Stock
  • Description
  • Contents

Technical Writing for Engineering Professionals provides a toolkit for developing technical reports quickly and efficiently. The book offers clear, specific guidelines for developing each of the sections (abstract, conclusions, introduction, and discussion) and designing and using graphics that illustrate your results. Weatherford’s approach can be applied in all types of writing, from email and letters to project proposals and final reports. The book also includes tips for using English that will help keep your writing crisp and clear. Anyone in a technical profession, from intern to management, who wants to implement a better, faster, and more consistent approach to writing will benefit from reading this book.

Key Features

  • Understand the process of writing a technical report, from the time you know your conclusions until you present it to your supervisor, client, or professional organization.
  • Get a quick overview of each chapter in the "short form" summary at the beginning, and use the handy checklist at the end to critique each part of your report as you write.
  • Learn to read literature efficiently and critically and take notes that will help you write your own reports as well as how to cite material that will lend strength to your work.


Chapter 1 : The Models
Chapter 2 : Writing for Real People to Read
Chapter 3 : Writing on ACID
Chapter 4 : Conclusions and Recommendations
Chapter 5 : Abstracts
Chapter 6 : Introductions
Chapter 7 : Literature Review
Chapter 8 : Discussion
Chapter 9 : Titles and Headings
Chapter 10 : Graphics
Chapter 11 : Presentations
Chapter 12 : Proposals
Chapter 13 : Ethics
Chapter 14 : Executive Summaries/Extended Abstracts
Chapter 15 : Learning from the Literature
Chapter 16 : Correspondence
Chapter 17 : Writing Styles


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