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Technical Writing: A Practical Guide for Engineers and Scientists

By: Phillip A Laplante

272 pages, illus, tabs

CRC Press

Paperback | Aug 2011 | #191115 | ISBN-13: 9781439820858
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About this book

Written by an engineer with diverse experience in all aspects of technical publishing, including as a specifications writer, editor, book reviewer, and blogger, this volume enables readers to prepare or improve their preparation of all sorts of written materials of a technical nature, including books, articles, reports, and electronic media. The book is enhanced with writing excerpts, chapter outlines, case studies from the author's own experience, and appendices with additional material.


Introduction to Writing. The Diversity of Technical Writing. The Writing Process. Dealing with Collaborators. Graphics Content. Organizing Efforts. Publishing. Responding to Reviewers. Plagiarism. Writing for the "New Age." Appendices and Long Writing Samples.

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Phillip A. Laplante is a professor of software engineering at Pennsylvania State University's Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies. Dr. Laplante is an IEEE and SPIE fellow and a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania. His applied research encompasses software project management, software testing, and requirements engineering.

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