This is a practical and comprehensive guide to all aspects of writing about science and technology, including both `how to write' and the practical and commercial aspects of publishing as they affect an author. Special features of technical writing are discussed in detail. It also gives special attention to problems facing writers of instruction manuals in catering for users with a wide range of technical backgrounds.
Table of Contents
Preface. Communicating. Macrostyle. Microstyle. Seeking a book publisher. The book publishing process. Special tools. Many kinds of books. Other work-related writing. Popular science and technology. A last round-up. Appendix A: Copyright and other legal matters. Appendix B: Preparing camera ready copy. Appendix C: A glossary of publishing terms. References. Further reading. Index.
'A clearly-written and useful book.' - The Association for Science Education.
'...this book is both a good introduction to the publication process and a handy reference guide.' - The Statistician
'Peter Sprent writes with total confidence...I think he is very good at what he does... My eye was drawn to the important points...I could skim through it and could learn a lot and I could settle and enoy reading it' - Jane Randle, OUGS Journal
'...written in a clear, informative manner. This book will prove interesting and valuable to the whole scientific and technological community. ...anyone who has to write should spend some time reading first. In particular, they should read this book. - Agricultural Science