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ISBN-10 0135018234ISBN-13 9780135018231
ISBN-10 0136154751ISBN-13 9780136154754
Author(s): Sharon J. Gerson; Steven M. Gerson
Publisher: Longman
Copyright year: © 2009 Pages: 672

Formerly, Technical Writing, 5th edition, the new 6th edition embraces the multidimensional aspects of a technical communicator.  By incorporating a process approach to writing many different technical documents (email, web pages, blogs) coupled with scenarios to bring to life real-world challenges, the text allows students to write successfully.  Updated technology tips include the most up-to-date software applications (Microsoft Word 2007 and Vista 2007).   The authors' student-friendly style engages students in the writing process and encourages hands-on application as well as discussions about ethics, audience identification, electronic communication, and the role of technical writing in the workplace.


Offering the best available online resources for technical writing, MyTechCommLab is a dynamic, comprehensive site that engages as it helps to improve the skills that technical writers need most–writing, research, and document design. Also included: extensive review and practice opportunities for basic grammar and usage. Most activities in MyTechCommLab report through Grade Tracker, an easy-to-use feature that allows students and instructors to view student results on all of the site's exercises and activities. The book-specific CourseCompass versions of MyTechCommLab provide complete ebooks, book-specific resources, and extensive course management tools. Learn more...

Pearson's MyTechCommLab has been completely reorganized, with a wealth of new content specific to technical communication, including a completely new section on document design and graphics, a tutorial on writing formal reports, and new model documents and activities!

  • NEW! Document Design and Graphics section, including step-by-step tutorials on document design/ visual rhetoric and Web-page design

  • NEW! More than 80 sample documents, many interactive

  • NEW! Document-based Case Studies on usability

  • NEW! More than 65 document-based activities

  • NEW! Tutorial on Writing Formal Reports

  • Andmuch, much more!