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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
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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

Cover type: Print On Demand
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Summary

Get tips on writing computer- and Web-based training courses

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

Introduction.


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: Doing_Research_Online.com.
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.
Index.
Book Registration Information.