Technical Writing for Business People /

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Author / Creator:Marshall, Carrie, author.
Imprint:Swindon, UK : BCS Learning & Development, [2018]
Description:1 online resource (75 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Technical writing.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Composition & Creative Writing.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Rhetoric.
REFERENCE -- Writing Skills.
Technical writing.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12351901
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ISBN:1780174470
9781780174471
Notes:Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 26, 2018).
Summary:Technical writing needs to be clear and it needs to be precise. This book shows you how to achieve this and more. Whatever the content or context, in this book you'll discover the essential tools and resources that you need to create technical writing that works for everyone.
Other form:Print version: Marshall, Carrie. Technical Writing for Business People. Swindon : BCS Learning & Development Limited, ©2018
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505 0 |a Cover; Copyright Page; CONTENTS; LIST OF FIGURES; AUTHOR; PREFACE; 1 WHAT IS TECHNICAL WRITING?; THE TECHNICAL WRITER'S TOOLKIT; THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU NEED AS A TECHNICAL WRITER (AND NO, IT ISN'T A REALLY GOOD PEN); KEY TAKEAWAYS; 2 SEVEN STEPS TO HEAVEN: THE TECHNICAL WRITING CYCLE; 1. SPECIFICATION, AUDIENCE AND SCOPE; 2. PLANNING; 3. RESEARCH AND WRITING; 4. TESTING, REVIEWING AND REVISION; 5. DELIVERY; 6. EVALUATION AND FEEDBACK; 7. REVISION, ARCHIVING OR DESTRUCTION; TECHNICAL WRITING IN A TEAM; A QUICK WORD ABOUT WRITING APPS; A QUICK WORD ABOUT FORMATTING TEXT; KEY TAKEAWAYS 
505 8 |a 3 KNOW YOUR AUDIENCEWHO ARE YOU WRITING FOR?; PERSONAS IN TECHNICAL WRITING; WHAT DO THEY ALREADY KNOW?; WHAT DO THEY NEED TO KNOW, AND WHY?; WHERE AND WHEN DO THEY NEED TO KNOW IT?; KEY TAKEAWAYS; 4 BREAK IT DOWN: THE IMPORTANCE OF A TASK-BASED APPROACH; BREAK IT DOWN (BUT NOT TOO MUCH); THE OTHER BIG BENEFIT OF A TASK-BASED APPROACH; KEY TAKEAWAYS; 5 ASSUME NOTHING; MAKING ASSUMPTIONS; ASSUMPTIONS AND ACCESSIBILITY; JUNK THE JARGON, BANISH BUZZWORDS AND ABOLISH ACRONYMS; KEY TAKEAWAYS; 6 VANQUISH VAGUENESS; BE PRECISE; DON'T LEAVE WIGGLE ROOM; BE SPECIFIC; KEY TAKEAWAYS; 7 DON'T BE YOURSELF 
505 8 |a THE IMPORTANCE OF CLARITYKEY TAKEAWAYS; 8 STICK TO THE STORY; 1. LONG PARAGRAPHS; 2. DENSE BLOCKS OF TEXT; 3. IRRELEVANT OR USELESS GRAPHICS; 4. POOR PUNCTUATION; 5. TOO MUCH INFORMATION; 6. FORGETTING TO INCLUDE THE 'HOW'; 7. UNCLEAR NAVIGATION AIDS; KEY TAKEAWAYS; 9 BE ACTIVE: WHY YOU SHOULD AVOID THE PASSIVE VOICE AND WEAK VERBS; WHY WEAK WORDS MAKE WRITING WORSE; KEY TAKEAWAYS; 10 DIAGRAMS, LISTS AND GRAPHICS; LISTY BUSINESS; GO WITH THE FLOW (CHART); OTHER KINDS OF CHARTS; KEEP AWAY FROM THE CLIPART; GOOD GRAPHICS; KEY TAKEAWAYS; 11 EVERYBODY NEEDS AN EDITOR; LET GO OF YOUR EGO 
505 8 |a WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN YOU'RE EDITINGACCURACY; SIMPLICITY; BREVITY; EFFECTIVENESS; SHEER TEDIUM; KEY TAKEAWAYS; 12 THE TECHNICAL WRITING HOUSE OF HORRORS; WHEN COMMAS COST; THE CONVERSION THAT COST A SPACESHIP; THE 'S' THAT KILLED A COMPANY; WHEN XXX COSTS ; THE £52 MILLION COMMA; AFTERWORD; INDEX; Back Cover 
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