Professional and Technical Writing/Original TOC

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WelcomeEdit

This guide to technical writing was created by and for students enrolled in Technical and Professional Writing courses. The content is student-generated, with occasional feedback and guidance from course instructors and professional technical communicators. This technical writing guide is meant to be useful beyond the classroom.

We recommend reading the Rhetoric and Composition book as well.

Table of ContentsEdit

  1. Professional and Technical Writing/Introduction
  2. The Rhetorical Nature of Technical and Professional Writing  (12 April 2010)
    1. Basic Assumptions and Potential Complications  (12 April 2010)
    2. Rhetorical Framework: Author-Subject-Audience  (13 Jan 2009)
    3. Appreciating Technical Communication Audiences  (13 Jan 2009)
    4. The Special Nature of "Subject" in Technical Communication  (13 Jan 2009)
    5. Developing an Authorial Voice  (13 Jan 2009)
    6. Persuading the Reader  (13 Jan 2009)
    7. The Many Contexts of Communicating Technical Information  (13 Jan 2009)
  3. Ethics and Technical Communication  (13 Jan 2009)
    1. Legal Issues and Communications  (13 Jan 2009)
    2. Appreciating Different Cultures  (13 Jan 2009)
  4. The Basics of Technical Communication  (13 Jan 2009)
    1. Guidelines for Creating Your Own Voice  (13 Jan 2009)
    2. Revising and Editing Documents  (8 Mar 2010)
    3. Professional and Technical Writing/Documenting Your Sources  (13 Jan 2009)
  5. Career Documents  (13 Jan 2009)
    1. Résumés and CVs  (26 Jan 2010)
    2. Cover Letters  (13 Jan 2009)
  6. Business Communications  (13 Jan 2009)
    1. Beginning A Communication  (13 Dec 2009)
    2. Business Letters  (13 Jan 2009)
    3. Writing Memos  (14 April 2010)
    4. Composing E-Mail  (13 Jan 2009)
    5. Website Design (13 Jan 2009)
  7. Designing Documents  (13 Jan 2009)
    1. General Design Concepts  (13 Jan 2009)
    2. Document Organization  (13 Jan 2009)
    3. Organizational Patterns  (13 Jan 2009)
    4. Front Matter: Contents, Lists and More  (13 Jan 2009)
    5. Back Matter: Appendices, Glossaries and More  (13 Jan 2009)
    6. Effective Tables  (13 Jan 2009)
    7. Charts and Graphs  (13 Jan 2009)
    8. Photos and Illustrations  (13 Jan 2009)
    9. Usability Testing of Technical Communications  (13 Jan 2009)
  8. Composing Business Reports and Proposals  (13 Jan 2009)
    1. Planning Reports  (13 Jan 2009)
    2. Preparing Business Proposals  (13 Jan 2009)
    3. Preparing Feasibility Studies  (13 Jan 2009)
    4. Professional and Technical Writing/Presentations  (13 April 2010)
  9. Writing Technical Instructions  (13 Jan 2009)
    1. The Value of Visual Instructions  (13 Jan 2009)
  10. Project Management  (13 Jan 2009)
    1. Organizing Teams  (13 Jan 2009)
  11. Appendices
    1. Additional Information  (13 Jan 2009)
    2. A History of this Text  (13 Jan 2009)
    3. Glossary of Terms  (13 Jan 2009)
    4. Frequently Asked Questions  (13 Jan 2009)



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