Technical Writing in the Corporate World

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description The Series was designed to cover critical business and professional development topics in the shortest time possible. With a wealth of hands-on exercises, the book keep you engaged and help you retain critical skillsThis clearly written book was developed for those who want to learn the basics of effective technical writing. Special attention is paid to how to plan, organize, develop, and edit technical documents for the best results

Table of Contents:

Section 1: Understanding Technical Writing
  • 1.0: Understanding Technical Writing
  • 1.1: Surveying Your Attitudes Toward Writing
  • 1.2: Knowing Your Audience
  • Case Study 1: Analyzing an Audience
  • Exercise: Evaluating Effective Technical Writing
  • 1.3: Understanding the Writing Process
  • Exercise: Thinking About Your Writing Process
  • 1.4: The Five C's of Report Writing

Section 2: Developing the Technical Document
  • 2.0: Developing the Technical Document
  • 2.1: Correspondence
  • 2.1.1: The Memo
  • 2.1.2: The Cover Letter
  • 2.1.3: The Resume
  • 2.2: Reports
  • 2.2.1: The Trip Report
  • 2.2.2: The Activities Report
  • 2.3: Proposals
  • 2.3.1: The Brief Proposal
  • 2.3.2: The Extended Proposal
  • Case Study 2: Thinking Argumentatively
  • 2.4: Procedures
  • 2.5: Long Documents
  • Exercise: Collecting Model Technical Documents

Section 3: Editing the Technical Document
  • 3.0: Editing the Technical Document
  • 3.1: Organization
  • 3.2: Style
  • 3.3: Correctness
  • Exercise: Identifying the Seven Deadly Errors of Technical Writing
  • 3.3.1: Pronoun-Reference Agreement Problems
  • 3.3.2: Subject-Verb Agreement Problems
  • 3.3.3: Vague Pronoun Reference
  • 3.3.4: Dangling Modifiers
  • 3.3.5: Overuse of Passive Voice
  • 3.3.6: Inappropriate Comma Use
  • 3.3.7: Inappropriate Semicolon Use
  • 3.4: A Note on Editing

Section 4: Conclusion: The Importance of Technical Writing