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1st Edition

Word Processing for Technical Writers

ISBN 9780415784962
Published July 29, 2019 by Routledge
172 Pages

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Book Description

Supports the idea of matching the "system" to the technical writer's needs. This book contains numerous questions and answers.

Table of Contents

Introduction Robert Krull

PART I: IMPLEMENTING WORD PROCESSING Writing with a Word Processor: Why and How to Get Started Tom Brownell

Word Processing as an Investment in Quality Charles E. Beck and John A. Stibravy

Word Processing for the Technical Writer: A Case Study Will Wheeler

PART II: ORGANIZING TO WRITE Strategies for Word Processing in Technical Communication Charles R. Fenno

Using Electronic Writing Aids as Editors Robert Krull

Beyond Word Processing: Computers in the Composition Process Frederick M. O'Hara, Jr.

PART III: GRAPHICS AND ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING Using a Word Processor for Page Design Patricia Caernarven-Smith

Computer Graphics for the Technical Communicator William L. Benzon

Text Preparation and Transmission for Word Processing David T. Orr

Word Processing and Electronic Publishing Philip Rubens

Epilogue Learning to Write with a Word Processor Annette Bradford


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ROBERT KRULL is an Associate Professor of Communication at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received his Ph.D. in Communication Research from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. His research interests include computer documentation and interface design, and appeals and effects of computing and television viewing. He has conducted studies of computer use eye motion, effects of online information design on user performance, and physiological responses of television viewers. His research has been supported by the IBM Corporation, the National Institute of Mental Health, The Children’s Television Workshop, and state and local governments.