9780071493116

Opportunites in Technical Writing

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    9780071493116

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    0071493115

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-04-11
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Each book offers: The latest information on a field of interest Training and educational requirements for each career Salary statistics for different positions within each field Up-to-date professional and Internet resources

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Table of Contents

The Field of Technical Writingp. 1
What is technical writing?
Need for technical writers
Sharing your knowledge
Making a name for yourself
Job titles
Areas of specialization
Disastrous effects of bad technical writing
Examples of good technical writing
Where to find jobs
Qualities necessary for success
Problems faced by technical writers
Training for Technical Writersp. 23
Background you'll need
Differences between technical writing and technical editing
Courses in technical writing
Applying to university programs
In-company training
Society for Technical Communication
Additional training options
Words of advice
Education costs
Getting Startedp. 45
Employment outlook
Researching the field
Researching the jobs
Sample job titles
Letters of application
Resumes
Salaries
Duties of the Technical Writerp. 55
Technical presses
Promotional writing
Technical advertising
News releases
Public relations
Instruction manuals
Proposals
Research and development
Government-sponsored activities
Trade journals and house organs
Special projects
Technical reports
Audiovisual scriptwriting
Technical translation
Document coordination
Technical editors
Sample job advertisements
Large vs. small companies
Opportunities for advancement
Importance of teamwork
Final words
Employers of Technical Writersp. 95
Industrial companies
Research groups
Government agencies
Journals and magazines
Support companies
Higher education
Teaching technical writing
Consulting and freelance writing
Summer employment
Working overseas
Related Fields and Growing Trendsp. 117
Medical writing
American Medical Writers Association
Business writing
International Association of Business Communicators
Trends in professional education
Global information
Machine translation
Computer documentation
Looking ahead
Professional Associationsp. 135
Recommended Readingp. 145
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