Producing Technical Communication

A Real World Demonstration (First Edition)
By Peter H. Porosky and Kevin R. Dungey
©2015, 192 pages

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    In order for today's students to succeed in the world they must know how to learn, how to apply what they learn, and how to communicate those applications to others. Producing Technical Communication teaches students to understand and perform technical communication in a real world way through engaging in the process, rather than simply reading about it.

    The book begins by addressing the importance of technical communication and its applicability to everyday skills, from writing a resume to preparing an oral report. Students learn the theoretical elements of technical writing as a form of communication that integrates a variety of tools and separates individual skills.

    The text then focuses on practical elements beginning with the planning, creating, and revising stages of the process. Topics include brainstorming, discovering and refining a topic, mapping, appropriate use of time, and preparatory techniques. The book also addresses coherence, seeking feedback, fallacies, tone, and sexist language.

    Complete yet concise, Producing Technical Communication is suited for courses at both the high school and university level.

    Peter Porosky earned his M.F.A. in fiction writing and English at the University of Oregon. He is the owner of Kremer/Porosky Communications, a professional writing consultancy. He currently teaches at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. His previous teaching experience includes positions at the University of Arizona, University of Maryland, and Johns Hopkins University.
    Kevin Dungey holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University. With over 35 years experience teaching communication skills, he is now a senior lecturer at Johns Hopkins University. In addition, he works at the Government Accountability Office teaching executives how to prepare to give congressional testimony. He is the co-owner and director of Quality Communications Groups, Inc.
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