Book Title: Technical Writing Essentials

Subtitle: Introduction to Professional Communications in the Technical Fields

Author: Suzan Last

Book Description: This open textbook is designed to introduce readers to the basics of technical communication: audience and task analysis in workplace contexts, clear and concise communications style, effective document design, teamwork and collaboration, and fundamental research skills.

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Suzan Last

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Technical Writing Essentials by Suzan Last is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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Communication studies

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Title
Technical Writing Essentials
Author
Suzan Last
Contributors
Candice Neveu and Monika Smith
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Technical Writing Essentials by Suzan Last is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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  • S.1. Excerpt from T. Wells, Scientific Sailboat Racing, New York: Dodd, Mead, and Co., 1950, pp. 94-96. This book is out of print, and every attempt has been made to locate the copyright ownerFor noncommercial, educational use only.
  • Fig. 1.5.1. Tufts University. “The Engineering design process”. Every attempt has been made to locate the copyright owner. For noncommercial, educational use only.
  • Fig. 3.4.1; 3.4.2. EPCOR, Edmonton’s Water Utility. “Water Consumption in Edmonton during 2010 Gold Medal hockey game”. This data is credited to EPCOR. Publication details of the originating report are unavailable. For noncommercial, educational use only.
  • Fig. 5.2.1. Cover images from journals are used to illustrate difference between popular and scholarly journals, and are for noncommercial, educational use only.
  • Fig. 5.2.2. DeSmog Blog“Why climate deniers have no credibility — in one pie chart”. For noncommercial, educational use only.
  • Fig. 5.3.1. “Concept map for refining a topic on climate change”. Every attempt has been made to locate the copyright owner. For noncommercial, educational use only.
  • Fig. 7.4.1. Thumbnail cover of R. Sturnback and M. Okuna, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Technical Manual. New York: Pocket Books, 1991. For noncommercial, educational use only.

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Cover image: Sailboat, photographer Suzan Last

Primary Subject
Communication studies
Additional Subject(s)
Writing & editing guides
Publisher
University of Victoria
Publication Date
January 1, 2019