Technical Communication: Strategies for College and the Workplace

by Dan Jones and Karen Lane

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Reflecting a unique collaboration between a distinguished teacher and a practicing technical writer, Technical Communication: Strategies for College and the Workplace prepares students to communicate effectively in college and on the job.

Technical Communication is written for college students, regardless of their majors, who want to sharpen their communication skills and their knowledge of a wide range of technical documents. Acknowledging that students are soon to join the workforce, Jones and Lane place special emphasis on job-related topics: the job search itself, electronic communication, collaboration and teamwork, peer review, online publication, professional development, and ethics and professionalism. Coverage of the job search includes detailed discussions of job correspondence, resumes, portfolios, interviewing, professional organizations and meetings, online forums, conferences, and opportunities for continuing education. Throughout the text, the authors' discussions are accompanied by "sidebars" presenting the personal observations and profiles of actual technical professionals working in a variety of industries and job positions: real people talking about real jobs and the skills necessary to do those jobs successfully.

  • ISBN10 0205325211
  • ISBN13 9780205325214
  • Publish Date 1 March 2002
  • Publish Status Out of Print
  • Out of Print 27 November 2009
  • Publish Country US
  • Imprint Pearson
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 816
  • Language English