Technical Communication

Technical Communication
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Mike Markel
Bedford/St. Martin's
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Through clear advice and an accessible visual design, Mike Markel’s Technical Communication models the principles it teaches, offering practical strategies that students can put to use right away. Using a student-friendly voice, Mike Markel shows writers how to tackle the major types of documents and writing situations they will encounter in their professional lives. Excellent and always fresh sample documents and examples demonstrate effective techniques and offer plenty of opportunities for analysis, while interactive cases provide engaging scenarios for writing practice. The new edition incorporates the latest workplace and technology trends, offering new advice for how and why to use social media effectively in technical communication. Read the preface.
Order Multimedia Models for Technical Communication packaged with Technical Communication, Tenth Edition using ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-1843-7.

Customer Book Reviews

A very useful textbook


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.



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.

textbook on technical writting


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!)

Easy Read


The chapters are concise yet not confusing. It makes for an easy read each week for my class. It is organized very well.

Must-have book to learn about Technical Communication & Writing!


Excellent book! It has very clear points and well-organized text. Very informative and a must-have book to learn about Technical Communication & Writing!



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.



Easy to read and the book that I need for english breaks down everything one would need for english technical writing.

good informative book


This book is very good about explaining business related communication. Definitely a good book for anyone looking for information on the subject.

I do not like they layout of this text


I do not like they layout of this text. It does give many examples, but sometimes the information gets lost between all the examples.

Five Stars


Great text to lay a foundation for successful communication in a professional environment.

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Book Summary: The title of this book is Technical Communication and it was written by Mike Markel. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is Jan 04, 2012. It was published by Bedford/St. Martin's and has a total of 832 pages in the book. The 10 digit ISBN is 0312679483 and the 13 digit ISBN is 9780312679484. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.