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Combining guidance for writing over 40 types of professional documents with thorough coverage of grammar, usage, and style, the Handbook of Technical Writing functions as both a writer¿s handbook and a complete guide to technical communication. It provides quick access to hundreds of topics and scores of sample documents and visuals.
Gerald J. Alred is professor of English at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, where he teaches courses in professional writing and directs the Graduate Certificate Program in International Technical Communication. He received the 2004 Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication from the Society for Technical Communication. He is also the author of the annotated bibliography "Essential Works on Technical Communication," which appeared in the 50th anniversary issue of Technical Communication.
Charles T. Brusaw is a business-writing consultant for corporations worldwide. He worked for twenty years as a technical writer for the NCR Corporation and has also worked in advertising, public relations, and curriculum development.
Walter E. Oliu until recently served as Chief of the Publishing Services Branch at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He is a communications consultant in the Washington, D.C., area and has taught at Miami University of Ohio, Slippery Rock State University, and Montgomery College.
All three are co-authors of The Business Writer's Handbook, Eighth Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2006); The Business Writer's Companion, Fourth Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2005); Writing ThatWorks, Eighth Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004); and The Technical Writer's Companion, Third Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2002).
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â€œI love the accessibility, brevity of entries, and layout of this book. Many of my students keep the text long after the course is over to have a handy and accurate reference on the shelf at work.â€ --Nancy Schneider, University of Maine â€“ Augusta
â€œI have found this book to be an excellent resource for finding answers to a variety of technical writing questions both simply and quickly. The wide range of topics covered also makes the handbook useful as a general reference across many disciplines.â€ --Cynthia Raisor, Texas A&M University
â€œThis handbook has kept up with the increasing focus on technology and electronic research and with the typical components of a variety of professional documents. Once students discover this book's usefulness, they consult it in conjunction with every writing assignment, saving me time and encouraging them to participate more fully in their own learning.â€ --Karen Welch, University of Wisconsin â€“ Eau Claire
â€œI choose the Handbook of Technical Writing because I want students to have a single, reliable, versatile and broad-ranging text that will serve them well in a variety of circumstances.â€ --Ralph Batie, Oregon Institute of Technology
â€œThe Handbook of Technical Writing is written clearly and the information in it is accessible. It's a valuable companion in any technical writing classroom.â€ --Natalie D. Segal, University of Hartford