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Technical Communication, MLA Update (14th Edition) – eBook

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  • Authors: John M. Lannon, Laura J. Gurak
  • File Size: 34 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 14th edition
  • Publication Date: January 12, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01B7OIMVQ
  • ISBN-10: 0134678826, 0134703073
  • ISBN-13: 9780134678825, 9780134703077

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About The Author

John M. Lannon

John M. Lannon

Dr. John Lannon is Professor Emeritus and former Director of Writing at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, where he developed the undergraduate major in professional writing and co-developed the M.A. program in professional writing. He holds a B.S., M.A. & Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and received a Fulbright Lectureship and an NDEA Fellowship. John worked 4 years in biomedical science and technology with the U.S. Air Force, and 3 more years in medical laboratories. In addition to 5 textbooks in rhetoric, business communication, and technical communication, he is the author or coauthor of many book reviews, scripted training, environmental publications, and instructional software. He has served as a communications and training consultant in government, business, and education.

Laura J. Gurak

Laura J. Gurak

Dr. Laura Gurak is Chair and Professor of the Department of Writing Studies at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches courses in digital literacies, professional and technical communication, and communication research. She received an M.S. in Technical Communication and Ph.D. in Communication and Rhetoric from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a recipient of the Society for Technical Communication’s Outstanding Article award.

Prior to graduate school, Professor Laura worked as a technical writer for a number of companies; she continues to collaborate with workplace professionals through her department’s Industrial Affiliates Program. In addition to writing 4 great textbooks, she is author of 2 books from Yale University Press, co-editor of 3 edited collections, and author of many commentaries and articles.

Comprehensive, user-friendly instruction in workplace writing, business writing & technical communication. Today’s employees are tasked with writing documents such as memos, letters, emails, and informal reports, as well as more complex forms of communications such as formal reports, web pages, proposals, and presentations. Technical Communication, MLA Update, 14th Edition PDF builds upon the authority of the previous editions by clearly guiding college students to write documents persuasively, effectively, and with an eye towards global communications and technological innovations. It incorporates the interpersonal, ethical, logical, and cultural demands of these different forms of workplace communications and provides the students with necessary skills to navigate these nuisances. Building on writing and research skills and touching on the importance of ethics, the authors prepare college students for technical writing in any of their chosen field.

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