Must-have book to learn about Technical Communication & Writing!
By Rachel on Dec 12, 2013
Excellent book! It has very clear points and well-organized text. Very informative and a must-have book to learn about Technical Communication & Writing!
By M. Tabar on Sep 05, 2013
The chapters are concise yet not confusing. It makes for an easy read each week for my class. It is organized very well.
By Me on Oct 14, 2014
Don't waste your time on this book unless it is mandated for a course.
A very useful textbook
By Gerry on Aug 04, 2014
This is a good textbook for developing technical communication skills. I used it for an online course and it provided enough detail to easily understand everything without having an instructor give lectures on the material. Also, it is a great reference for how to format different types of documents. If you are looking to improve your writing for any sort of professional documents (reports, presentations, résumés, business letters, etc.), then I recommend using this textbook.
CAUTION: BEFORE YOU GET THE KINDLE VERSION, READ THIS
By Big Red on Feb 24, 2014
If you buy this book as a Kindle e-version, be aware that it is not available on all devices! I cannot access it from my Android smartphone (which is runs on Jelly Bean) nor from the Kindle Cloud Reader on a computer browser! You can only access this on a Kindle Device, a tablet, or a computer that has the Kindle App downloaded and installed. I do not have admin access on my work computer to install Kindle for PC. When I realized I couldn't access this book from my Kindle Android App, I figured I'd just read it on the web with the Cloud Reader, but when I click on it to view it or download it, I get a message saying that it is not available on Kindle Cloud Reader. Technically, there is a small line at the top of this page that says "only available on certain devices" but I was VERY frustrated to discover that the Kindle app for Android phones is not one of them! update: I just learned by calling Amazon that the restriction is at the publisher level. Amazon offered me a refund on my Kindle rental and a paperback rental for $28 for the rest of the semester. So, the inconvenience earlier described still exists, but Amazon helped ameliorate the situation so I don't have to deal with it anymore. I can deal with a paperback textbook if it means I can actually read it anywhere like I thought I'd be able to with the Kindle version.
Tracking didn't help.
By Debra Thurston on Oct 11, 2014
Mixed postal updates for rental book arrival. I had to rush and reorder and the reorder came on time (great) but the book was smelly. Still useful. .
By Steve on Jul 06, 2013
I mostly just got this textbook because it was required for my tech writing class. It does, however, make pretty valid points. I think it's probably impossible to write an English textbook without including some common sense stuff that most readers already know. Overall, I recommend it for reading or as a reference.
textbook on technical writting
By Arenitas on Jan 26, 2014
It discusses such things as etiquette, ethics, email, resume writting, etc. Two or three examples are given of a particular subject, and it is discussed in the text and in comment boxes. Wording is clear and precise, does not ramble (thank God!)