By David F. Beer, David A. McMurrey

Written for engineers, this publication presents greater than technical knowledge and makes a speciality of easy methods to be a good communicator. This re-creation is helping to cast off the system faults that journey up the busy reader or listener, inflicting annoyance, confusion, or misunderstanding—so that their writing and speech are crystal transparent. this article additionally specializes in the technical writing and talking matters encountered in daily paintings, writing stories, enterprise letter, memoranda, proposals, emails, shows, and extra. the recent version contains new insurance of social media, together with insurance of renowned varieties, top practices, risks and ethics of utilizing social media, and elevated insurance of casual verbal exchange.

Show description

Read or Download A Guide to Writing as an Engineer (4th Edition) PDF

Best writing books

Developmental Editing: A Handbook for Freelancers, Authors, and Publishers (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)

Modifying is a difficult company. It calls for analytical aptitude and inventive panache, the persistence of a saint and the imaginative and prescient of a author. remodeling a manuscript right into a ebook that edifies, evokes, and sells? That’s the activity of the developmental editor, whose table is the 1st cease for plenty of manuscripts at the highway to bookdom—a course ably mapped out within the pages of Developmental enhancing.

How to Write Fast Under Pressure

A person who frequently offers with work-related writing points in time understands the type of paralysis that could take over whilst there's an excessive amount of to complete and never adequate time to compose a transparent sentence. This ebook comprises a simple, effective, and confidence-building procedure for maintaining and being effective, even below tight time constraints and concentration-sapping stumbling blocks.

On Writing Fiction: Rethinking conventional wisdom about the craft

The items of a lovely novel or tale appear to healthy jointly so without difficulty, so seamlessly, that it's effortless to discover your self considering, "How in the world did the writer do that? " the answer's basic: He sat by myself at his table, thought of an array of concepts, and made shrewdpermanent, cautious offerings.

L'atelier d'écriture: Conseils à un futur écrivain

Professeur, écrivain, animateur d’atelier d’écriture, en particulier celui de l. a. Fondation Bouygues Telecom, Bruno Tessarech aime autant lire qu’écrire.

Dans ce petit recueil bourré d’anecdotes et de citations, il nous livre les conseils simples, délicats, inspirés et précis pour vous accompagner le lengthy de ce voyage en enfer ou au paradis que peut être l’écriture d’un roman : le choix du Je ou du Il, los angeles persistence, les bonnes interrogations, de l’usage des carnets, du rythme de l’attaque, des personnages secondaires…

L’enfer d’un travail harassant, plein de doutes et d’angoisses, souvent pour une reconnaissance aléatoire. Le paradis de l. a. création, de l. a. liberté, de l’ouverture sur un autre monde dont vous aurez dessiné les contours.

Des rituels de Jules Renard, à los angeles trousse de dépannage d’Italo Calvino en passant par l’espièglerie brillante de Stephen King, Bruno Tessarech nous offre les crayons les plus affutés et les gommes les plus douces pour tenter cette expérience unique.

« L’enfer vous effraie ? Ne tentez pas le diable. »
« Le paradis vous clothes, avancez vers lui avec braveness ! »

En fin d’ouvrage, un code spécial permet d’accéder aux motion pictures des leçons d’écriture que Bruno Tessarech a donné dans le cadre de l. a. Fondation Bouygues Telecom.

Additional resources for A Guide to Writing as an Engineer (4th Edition)

Example text

You must look over anything with an editorial eye, especially if it’s going beyond your immediate colleagues. How much time you invest in editing should be in direct proportion to the importance of the document. Use all the assistance your word processor will give you, including any spelling, grammar, or readability programs you may have, but don’t follow their suggestions blindly. You have to be the final arbiter on the clarity and effectiveness of your work—your name will be on the document, not your word processor’s manufacturer.

Even the word ‘‘in-form-ation’’ implies that ideas must be structured in some fashion or other. Susan Stevenson and Steve Whitmore, Strategies for Engineering Communication (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2002), p. 247. Information isn’t a scarce commodity, as a leading economist wrote in the 1970s. Attention is. So, what can you do to sustain your reader’s attention? Bruce Ross-Larson, Writing for the Information Age (New York, W. W. Norton & Company, 2002), p. 0. This chapter presents guidelines for producing large sections of noise-free writing, from efficient paragraphs to effective and useful documents.

M. or when recording data. Universal Time (UTC, from the French for universal coordinated time) uses the 24-hour clock. m. m. ) 14. When expressing very large or small numbers, use scientific notation. Some numbers are easily read when expressed in either standard or scientific form. S. public is not committed to the metric system, the engineering profession is. Two versions of the metric system exist, but the more modern one, the SI (from French Syst`eme International), is preferred. The vital rule is not to mix English and metric units unless you are forced to.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.28 of 5 – based on 43 votes