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Technical and Professional Communication<br>(Edition 1.1)

Technical and Professional Communication
(Edition 1.1)

Integrating Text and Visuals

Dolores Lehr

2015 - 222 pp. - Imprint: Focus

Format ISBN Price Qty
Paper 978-1-58510-793-3
$36.95
Examination 978-1-58510-793-3
$4.00

Quick Overview

Technical and Professional Communication encourages readers to view both text and visuals as an integral part of an overall document rather than as separate entities. To achieve this end, each of the fifteen chapters focuses on some aspect of text and graphics while discussing one or the other more extensively. The book is divided into four parts. The first three parts focus on planning documents, composing text or generating graphics, and the applications: definitions, technical descriptions, instructions, proposals, reports, correspondences, promotional materials, and oral presentations. The last part serves as a reference for correcting writing errors and documenting sources. Edition 1.1 includes a number of minor improvements as well as updates reflecting changes in technology.

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Technical and Professional Communication encourages readers to view both text and visuals as an integral part of an overall document rather than as separate entities. To achieve this end, each of the fifteen chapters focuses on some aspect of text and graphics while discussing one or the other more extensively. The book is divided into four parts. The first three parts focus on planning documents, composing text or generating graphics, and the applications: definitions, technical descriptions, instructions, proposals, reports, correspondences, promotional materials, and oral presentations. The last part serves as a reference for correcting writing errors and documenting sources.

Edition 1.1 includes a number of minor improvements as well as updates reflecting changes in technology.

 

Review of the first edition:

 "Technical and Professional Communication provides a great overview of the technical communication basics. The book follows its own advice for structure, layout, and design. Each section contains multiple visual examples. . . . It can also serve as a reference guide for common editing questions, such as rules for punctuation or how to use different citation styles. I recommend this book to anyone looking to learn technical communication and to anyone who is already in the field and looking to refresh or update their skills."
     —Timothy Esposito, in Technical Communication

Review of edition 1.1:

"As expressed in the title, Dolores Lehr has a specific purpose for her book. Her approach to technical communication is to treat text and graphics as a comprehensive unit rather than let graphics play second fiddle to the text. Lehr follows through, with this concept by being generous with graphics, using them in conjunction with text to explain important aspects of technical communication, features of specific documents, and even the mundane side of writing.
     "Overall, the book is an excellent introduction to document planning and creation for novices and a good reference book for more experienced writers."
     —Sherry Shadday, in Technical Communication


About the Author:

Dolores Lehr earned her doctoral degree from Temple University. As an Assistant Professor at La Salle University in Philadelphia for thirteen years, she taught technical communication and other professional writing courses. Previously, she taught writing at several other colleges and universities in the Philadelphia region. She also worked seven years in industry as a technical editor and publications manager.