Book Title: Technical Writing Essentials

Subtitle: Introduction to Professional Communication in the Technical Fields

Authors: Robin L. Potter and Tricia Hylton

Book Description: This open textbook has been partially adapted from the original text by Suzan Last. This text is designed to introduce readers to the basics of technical communication: audience and task analysis in workplace contexts, clear and concise communication style, effective document design, teamwork and collaboration, fundamental research and documentation skills. Interactive elements are contributed by Tricia Hylton.

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This book is a cloned version of Technical Writing Essentials by Suzan Last, published using Pressbooks by University of Victoria under a CC BY (Attribution) license. It may differ from the original.

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Robin L. Potter and Tricia Hylton

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Technical Writing Essentials by Suzan Last is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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Title
Technical Writing Essentials
Authors
Robin L. Potter and Tricia Hylton
Contributors
Candice Neveu; Monika Smith; and Tricia Hylton
License

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Technical Writing Essentials by Suzan Last is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Exceptions:

  • S.1. Excerpt from T. Wells, Scientific Sailboat Racing, New York: Dodd, Mead, and Co., 1950, pp. 94-96. This book is out of print, and every attempt has been made to locate the copyright ownerFor noncommercial, educational use only.
  • Fig. 1.5.1. Tufts University. “The Engineering design process”. Every attempt has been made to locate the copyright owner. For noncommercial, educational use only.
  • Fig. 3.4.1; 3.4.2. EPCOR, Edmonton’s Water Utility. “Water Consumption in Edmonton during 2010 Gold Medal hockey game”. This data is credited to EPCOR. Publication details of the originating report are unavailable. For noncommercial, educational use only.
  • Fig. 5.2.1. Cover images from journals are used to illustrate difference between popular and scholarly journals, and are for noncommercial, educational use only.
  • Fig. 5.2.2. DeSmog Blog“Why climate deniers have no credibility — in one pie chart”. For noncommercial, educational use only.
  • Fig. 5.3.1. “Concept map for refining a topic on climate change”. Every attempt has been made to locate the copyright owner. For noncommercial, educational use only.
  • Fig. 7.4.1. Thumbnail cover of R. Sturnback and M. Okuna, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Technical Manual. New York: Pocket Books, 1991. For noncommercial, educational use only.

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Cover image: St. Pancras Station, ceiling detail, photo courtesy of Robin L. Potter

Primary Subject
Additional Subject(s)
Writing and editing guides
Publisher
University of Victoria
Publication Date
January 1, 2019