Effective Writing

Author: John Kirkman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138134966
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Effective communication is vital to science, engineering and business management. This thoroughly updated second edition with a new chapter on the use of computers and word-processors gives clear, practical advice illustrated with real-life examples on how to select, organize and present information in reports, papers and other documents.

Business Communication

Author: Peter Hartley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136181598
Format: PDF
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Effective communication in business and commercial organizations is critical, as organizations have to become more competitive and effective to sustain commercial success. This thoroughly revamped new edition distils the principles of effective communication and applies them to organizations operating in the digital world. Techniques and processes detailed in the book include planning and preparing written communication, effective structures in documents, diverse writing styles, managing face-to-face interactions, using visual aids, delivering presentations, and organising effective meetings. In every case the authors consider the potential of new technology to improve and support communication. With helpful pedagogical features designed to aid international students, this new edition of a popular text will continue to aid business and management students for years to come. Additional content can now be found on the author's website - www.rethinkbuscomm.net

Communication for Business and the Professions Strategie s and Skills

Author: Judith Dwyer
Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU
ISBN: 1442550554
Format: PDF
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The comprehensive how-to guide to preparing students for the demands they’ll face on the job. Dwyer thoroughly addresses the new-media skills that employees are expected to have in today’s business environment. Now titled Communication for Business and the Professions: Strategies and Skills, the fifth edition presents these technologies in the context of proven communication strategies and essential business English skills. With new and updated content on social media and technology, Dwyer provides comprehensive coverage of communication strategies and skills by linking theory and research with practical skills and examples. Dwyer believes in expanding our knowledge of what we can do to interact effectively and provides us with working models to practise and refine how well we do it. This edition continues to provide a solid background in communication, stimulate critical thinking, and promote active learning through a variety of features and activities.

Good Style

Author: John Kirkman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134283962
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Good Style explains the tactics that can be used to write technical material in a coherent, readable style. It discusses in detail the choices of vocabulary, phrasing and sentence structure and each piece of advice is based on evidence of the styles prefered by technical readers and supported by many examples of writing from a variety of technical contexts. John Kirkman draws from his many years of experience lecturing on communication studies in Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Hong Kong, both in academic programmes and in courses for large companies, research centres and government departments. Good Style has become a standard reference book on the shelf of students of science, technology and computing and is an essential aid to all professionals whose work involves writing of reports, papers, guides, manuals or on-screen texts. This new edition also includes information on writing for the web and additional examples of how to express medical and life-science information.

Effective Communication Skills For Scientific And Techinical Professionals

Author: Harry E. Chambers
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780738202877
Format: PDF, Docs
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Flatter, more collaborative organizational structures, combined with the pressure to translate innovative ideas into action quickly, are increasing the need by technical professionals-such as computer programmers, design specialists, engineers, and R&D scientists-to expand their repertoire of communication and managerial skills. In this highly accessible and practical book, Harry Chambers offers a wealth of strategies and tactics for building these skills, to the benefit of individuals, teams, and companies. In his trademark shoot-from-the-hip style, Chambers identifies specific real-world challenges that technical professionals face in the workplace, and offers definitive guidelines for enhancing their communication skills-from making presentations to giving and receiving criticism to navigating office politics. Featuring interviews with people in the trenches, as well as self-assessment tools and exercises, Effective Communication Skills will become a valued resource for technical professionals and their colleagues, trainers, and HR departments in all industries.

Writing for Health Professionals

Author: Philip Burnard
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1489928510
Format: PDF
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I try to leave out the parts that people skip. Elmore Leonard This book is all about writing: it is both a practical and a personal account. When you write a book like this you put yourself on the line: you run the risk of people reading what you have written and saying 'he's saying one thing and doing another'. You stand to break the rules that you set up - quite badly. That is probably not such a terrible thing; besides, that should be part of the process of using this book. As you read it, notice when rules are broken. Check the phrasing, the sentence and paragraph construction, and see whether or not I have stuck to the rules. Then see whether or not the rules would have improved the passage in question. Begin to read books as much for their style, layout and general format as for their con tent. If you are going to write, you need to see plenty of examples of all of these things - good, bad and indifferent. to write for some time but was always This is a book I have wanted nervous of writing, so here it is: an introduction to some of the ways and means of writing. lt is, as I say, personal; I hope it will be useful. A word about sexism and the writing process. I find the use of 'his or her' and its variants clumsy.

Describing Species

Author: Judith Winston
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231506651
Format: PDF, Docs
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New species are discovered every day—and cataloguing all of them has grown into a nearly insurmountable task world-wide. Now, this definitive reference manual acts as a style guide for writing and filing species descriptions. New collecting techniques and new technology have led to a dramatic increase in the number of species that are discovered. Explorations of unstudied regions and new habitats for almost any group of organisms can result in a large number of new species discoveries—and hence the need to be described. Yet there is no one source a student or researcher can readily consult to learn the basic practical aspects of taxonomic procedures. Species description can present a variety of difficulties: Problems arise when new species are not given names because their discoverers do not know how to write a formal species description or when these species are poorly described. Biologists may also have to deal with nomenclatural problems created by previous workers or resulting from new information generated by their own research. This practical resource for scientists and students contains instructions and examples showing how to describe newly discovered species in both the animal and plant kingdoms. With special chapters on publishing taxonomic papers and on ecology in species description, as well as sections covering subspecies, genus-level, and higher taxa descriptions, Describing Species enhances any writer's taxonomic projects, reports, checklists, floras, faunal surveys, revisions, monographs, or guides. The volume is based on current versions of the International Codes of Zoological and Botanical Nomenclature and recognizes that systematics is a global and multicultural exercise. Though Describing Species has been written for an English-speaking audience, it is useful anywhere Taxonomy is spoken and will be a valuable tool for professionals and students in zoology, botany, ecology, paleontology, and other fields of biology.

What Every Engineer Should Know About Business Communication

Author: John X. Wang
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849383977
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Engineers must possess a range of business communication skills that enable them to effectively communicate the purpose and relevance of their idea, process, or technical design. This unique business communication text is packed with practical advice that will improve your ability to— Market ideas Write proposals Generate enthusiasm for research Deliver presentations Explain a design Organize a project team Coordinate meetings Create technical reports and specifications Focusing on the three critical communication needs of engineering professionals—speaking, writing, and listening—the book delineates critical communication strategies required in many group settings and work situations. It demonstrates how to integrate a marketing strategy into every facet of engineering communication, from presentations, visual aids, proposals, and technical reports to e-mail and phone calls. Using situational examples, the book also illustrates how to use computers, graphics, and other engineering tools to effectively communicate with other engineers and managers.

Can Do Writing

Author: Daniel Graham
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 9780470470091
Format: PDF
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A simple, ten-step system for mastering the art of effective, persuasive business or technical writing "The Grahams' system is the best way to transform data and ideas into meaningful information necessary to make profitable decisions. Their system works every time." —Steven Laposa, PhD, MBA, Loveland Commercial Endowed Chair in Real Estate, Colorado State University "The Grahams' straightforward program helps my teams create clear and concise reports, letters, and other documents with minimal effort. I want this program to become the standard for my teams." —Bill Walter, Senior Vice President, Government and Infrastructure Division, KBR "The Can Do Writing system made my career! I used it to write a winning business plan and proposal, and now I use it every day for all communications. Can Do Writing provides valuable insights into business and management as well as writing techniques." —Christian Robey, President, DC Progress You may be an expert at what you do, but if you can't communicate effectively in writing it may not matter. For scientists, businesspeople, and professionals in fields from engineering to public relations, the art of writing well can be a vital key to professional success. Luckily, you don't need an English degree to produce top-class writing. If you're one of the millions of people who have to write clear, persuasive, understandable documents for your job, Can Do Writing is for you. Whether you're writing a business plan, a scientific paper, a press release, or anything else, this simple, straightforward guide will show you how to do it quickly, with style and confidence. You'll learn how to: Understand your audience and subject matter Develop a simple, five-part purpose statement to keep you on track Organize your main points into a coherent, sensible order Edit your work for clarity, coherence, organization, and logic Economize your words to craft a concise, powerful document Make your documents easily readable for any audience