This brief version of Mike Markel's bestselling Technical Communication gives students clear advice and practical strategies for writing and designing all the major types of documents they will encounter in their professional lives. Retaining Markel's trademark student-friendly tone, the book offers concise yet thorough coverage of audience and purpose, research, style, and document design, user-friendly features to guide students in the writing process, and a wealth of antated examples and sample documents to serve as models. Integrated coverage of social media and new techlogies gives students the most up-to-date advice about techlogy in the context of specific tasks and documents. The print text is w integrated with e-Pages for Practical Strategies for Technical Communication, designed to take advantage of what the Web can do.
Mike Markel is director of technical communication at Boise State University, USA, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. The former editor of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, he is the author of numerous articles and six books about technical communication, including Ethics and Technical Communication: A Critique and Synthesis.