• Language Arts & Disciplines

The Gregg Reference Manual: A Manual of Style, Grammar, Usage, and Formatting Tribute Edition

Tribute Edition
Author: William Sabin
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780073397108
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 784
View: 2962
The Gregg Reference Manual is intended for anyone who writes, edits, or prepares material for distribution or publication. For over fifty years this manual has been recognized as the best style manual for business professionals and for students who want to master the on-the-job standards of business professionals. Features of the New Edition The eleventh edition of The Gregg Reference Manual has been revised and enhanced to satisfy the continually evolving demands of business and academic writers. In addition, this special four-color edition of GRM pays tribute to the author Bill Sabin with personal photographs and a new biographical essay. Other Components of the Eleventh Edition A number of supplementary components are available online for trainers, instructors and students including: Basic Worksheets Comprehensive Worksheets Trainer’s Resource Manual Instructor’s Resource Manual Visit The Gregg Reference Manual Resource Center www.mhhe.com/grm11

    • Business writing

The Gregg Reference Manual

A Manual of Style, Grammar, Usage, and Formatting
Author: Custom Books,William A. Sabin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780073133485
Category: Business writing
Page: 623
View: 2096

    • Business & Economics

Developing Proofreading and Editing Skills

Author: Sue C. Camp
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780072937985
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
View: 2156
From the Publisher: This trusted guide provides instruction and applications designed to sharpen skills in detecting and correcting writing errors. The material progresses from easy-to-recognize errors to those more difficult to spot, allowing students to build confidence and skill. Documents to proofread and edit include memos, letters, multiple-page reports, e-mail messages, databases, advertisements, and spreadsheets. Highlights of the fifth edition include a discussion of voice-recognition technology and proofreading plus seven review modules with challenging documents to check and correct. Software TIPS give advice on using software tools in proofreading and editing. Checkup exercises in each chapter offer an immediate test of chapter concepts (answers appear in the back of the student edition). Each chapter ends with six application exercises. Two of the six applications appear on the CD-ROM, with a Word "RM" and a WordPerfect "RM" version of each document.

    • Business writing

Gregg Reference Manual

The Easy Way!
Author: Peggy M. Houghton,Timothy J. Houghton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780923568931
Category: Business writing
Page: 88
View: 9366

    • Law

Basic manual for the lawyer's assistant

Author: NALS (Firm),NALS (Firm). Textbook Development Committee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780314258069
Category: Law
Page: 771
View: 3389

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Technical Report Writing Today

Author: Daniel Riordan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285663357
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 640
View: 4511
TECHNICAL REPORT WRITING TODAY provides thorough coverage of technical writing basics, techniques, and applications. Through a practical focus with varied examples and exercises, students internalize the skills necessary to produce clear and effective documents and reports. Project worksheets help students organize their thoughts and prepare for assignments, and Focus boxes highlight key information and recent developments in technical communication. Extensive individual and collaborative exercises expose students to different kinds of technical writing problems and solutions. Annotated student examples--more than 100 in all--illustrate different writing styles and approaches to problems. Numerous short and long examples throughout the text demonstrate solutions for handling writing assignments in current career situations. The four-color artwork in the chapter on creating visuals keeps pace with contemporary workplace capabilities. The Tenth Edition offers the latest information on using electronic resumes and documenting electronic sources and Ethics and Globalization sidebars that highlight these two important topics in the technical communication field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Editing

Proofreading and Editing Precision

Author: Ellis Jones,David H. Kane
Publisher: Thomson South-Western
ISBN: 9780538628402
Category: Editing
Page: 268
View: 9806
This comprehensive, activity-oriented text is designed to sharpen proofreading and editing skills .It provides a thorough review of the rules governing language arts. Computerized exercises found on the data disk are integrated throughout to give the user additional practice in editing and formatting documents just as they would in everyday life.

    • Foreign Language Study

English Grammar for Students of Spanish

The Study Guide for Those Learning Spanish
Author: Emily Spinelli
Publisher: The Olivia and Hill Press
ISBN: 0934034362
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 192
View: 6573
English Grammar for Students of Spanish. The study guide for those learning Spanish.

    • Technology & Engineering

Technical Writing For Dummies

Author: Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118069424
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 336
View: 7365
Let’s face it, a lot of technical documentation reads as if it had been translated into English from Venutian by a native speaker of gibberish. Which is annoying for you and expensive for the manufacturer who pays with alienated customers and soaring technical support costs. That’s why good technical writers are in such big demand worldwide. Now, Technical Writing For Dummies arms you with the skills you need to cash in on that demand. Whether you’re contemplating a career as a technical writer, or you just got tapped for a technical writing project, this friendly guide is your ticket to getting your tech writing skills up to snuff. It shows you step-by-step how to: Research and organize information for your documents Plan your project in a technical brief Fine-tune and polish your writing Work collaboratively with your reviewers Create great user manuals, awesome abstracts, and more Write first-rate electronic documentation Write computer- and Web-based training courses Discover how to write energized technical documents that have the impact you want on your readers. Wordsmith Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts covers all the bases, including: All about the red-hot market for technical writing and how to get work as a technical writer The ABCs of creating a strong technical document, including preparing a production schedule, brainstorming, outlining, drafting, editing, rewriting, testing, presentation, and more Types of technical documents, including user manuals, abstracts, spec sheets, evaluation forms and questionnaires, executive summaries, and presentations Writing for the Internet—covers doing research online, creating multimedia documents, developing computer-based training and Web-based training, and writing online help Combining examples, practical advice, and priceless insider tips on how to write whiz-bang technical documents, Technical Writing For Dummies is an indispensable resource for newcomers to technical writing and pros looking for new ideas to advance their careers.

    • English language

Business English at Work

Author: Susan Jaderstrom,Joanne Miller
Publisher: Irwin Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780073137902
Category: English language
Page: 626
View: 7114
Written in a conversational tone, this text takes a totally new learning approach to relating business English to the workplace. Up-to-date topics of telecommunications, customer service, online references, electronic mail, and a host of other real-world subjects connect directly to an assortment of activities and exercises in grammar, punctuation, and writing. The activities in the text and online accommodate different student learning styles. All students regardless of their previous English background have the opportunity to be successful learning grammar in a business context.

    • Reference

The Subversive Copy Editor

Advice from Chicago (or, How to Negotiate Good Relationships with Your Writers, Your Colleagues, and Yourself)
Author: Carol Fisher Saller
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226734102
Category: Reference
Page: 148
View: 1899
Each year writers and editors submit over three thousand grammar and style questions to the Q&A page at The Chicago Manual of Style Online. Some are arcane, some simply hilarious—and one editor, Carol Fisher Saller, reads every single one of them. All too often she notes a classic author-editor standoff, wherein both parties refuse to compromise on the "rights" and "wrongs" of prose styling: "This author is giving me a fit." "I wish that I could just DEMAND the use of the serial comma at all times." "My author wants his preface to come at the end of the book. This just seems ridiculous to me. I mean, it’s not a post-face." In The Subversive Copy Editor, Saller casts aside this adversarial view and suggests new strategies for keeping the peace. Emphasizing habits of carefulness, transparency, and flexibility, she shows copy editors how to build an environment of trust and cooperation. One chapter takes on the difficult author; another speaks to writers themselves. Throughout, the focus is on serving the reader, even if it means breaking "rules" along the way. Saller’s own foibles and misadventures provide ample material: "I mess up all the time," she confesses. "It’s how I know things." Writers, Saller acknowledges, are only half the challenge, as copy editors can also make trouble for themselves. (Does any other book have an index entry that says "terrorists. See copy editors"?) The book includes helpful sections on e-mail etiquette, work-flow management, prioritizing, and organizing computer files. One chapter even addresses the special concerns of freelance editors. Saller’s emphasis on negotiation and flexibility will surprise many copy editors who have absorbed, along with the dos and don’ts of their stylebooks, an attitude that their way is the right way. In encouraging copy editors to banish their ignorance and disorganization, insecurities and compulsions, the Chicago Q&A presents itself as a kind of alter ego to the comparatively staid Manual of Style. In The Subversive Copy Editor, Saller continues her mission with audacity and good humor.

    • Reference

The Copywriter's Handbook

A Step-By-Step Guide To Writing Copy That Sells
Author: Robert W. Bly
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781429900157
Category: Reference
Page: 432
View: 7768
The classic guide to copywriting, now in an entirely updated third edition This is a book for everyone who writes or approves copy: copywriters, account executives, creative directors, freelance writers, advertising managers . . . even entrepreneurs and brand managers. It reveals dozens of copywriting techniques that can help you write ads, commercials, and direct mail that are clear, persuasive, and get more attention—and sell more products. Among the tips revealed are • eight headlines that work—and how to use them • eleven ways to make your copy more readable • fifteen ways to open a sales letter • the nine characteristics of successful print ads • how to build a successful freelance copywriting practice • fifteen techniques to ensure your e-mail marketing message is opened This thoroughly revised third edition includes all new essential information for mastering copywriting in the Internet era, including advice on Web- and e-mail-based copywriting, multimedia presentations, and Internet research and source documentation, as well as updated resources. Now more indispensable than ever, The Copywriter's Handbook remains the ultimate guide for people who write or work with copy. "I don't know a single copywriter whose work would not be improved by reading this book." —David Ogilvy

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Webster's New World English Grammar Handbook

Author: Gordon Loberger,Kate Shoup
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470410809
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 385
View: 3619
The bestselling classic, now revised and updated with on-the-go access This new edition features all of the same comprehensive and solid content as the original, but has been redesigned to make it more easily navigable and revised with new content, including a chapter on punctuation, enhanced coverage of pre-writing, and new segments on the evolution of letters and short pieces. As a value-add, readers will be able to access portions of the book online for on-the-go reference. Kate Shoup (Indianapolis, IN) is the author or coauthor of more than ten books covering a range of topics from sports to technology to crafts. Gordon Loberger, PhD (Murray, KY), taught English grammar at the university level for over 40 years.

    • Technology & Engineering

Civil Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam

Author: Michael R. Lindeburg
Publisher: Professional Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591264538
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1584
View: 7865
Comprehensive Civil Engineering Coverage You Can Trust The Civil Engineering Reference Manual is the most comprehensive textbook for the NCEES Civil PE exam. This book's time-tested organization and clear explanations start with the basics to help you quickly get up to speed with common civil engineering concepts. Together, the 90 chapters provide an in-depth review of all of the topics, codes, and standards listed in the NCEES Civil PE exam specifications. The extensive index contains thousands of entries, with multiple entries included for each topic, so you'll find what you're looking for no matter how you search. This book features: over 100 appendices containing essential support material over 500 clarifying examples over 550 common civil engineering terms defined in an easy-to-use glossary thousands of equations, figures, and tables industry-standard terminology and nomenclature equal support of U.S. customary and SI units After you pass your exam, the Civil Engineering Reference Manual will continue to serve as an invaluable reference throughout your civil engineering career. Topics Covered Construction: Earthwork Construction and Layout; Estimating Quantities and Costs; Construction Operations and Methods; Scheduling; Material Quality Control and Production; Temporary Structures; Worker Health, Safety, and Environment Geotechnical: Subsurface Exploration and Sampling; Engineering Properties of Soils and Materials; Soil Mechanics Analysis; Earth Structures; Shallow Foundations; Earth Retaining Structures; Deep Foundations Structural: Loadings; Analysis; Mechanics of Materials; Materials; Member Design; Design Criteria Transportation: Traffic Analysis; Geometric Design; Transportation Planning; Traffic Safety Water Resources and Environmental: Closed Conduit Hydraulics; Open Channel Hydraulics; Hydrology; Groundwater and Well Fields; Wastewater Treatment; Water Quality; Water Treatment; Engineering Economics

    • Business & Economics

Office Procedures for the 21st Century

Author: Sharon Burton,Nelda Shelton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780135063897
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 616
View: 1782
This market-leading book helps readers acquire the office and interpersonal skills needed to excel in any organization. Its proven approach means students acquire these skills quickly and chapters introduce a range of topics including file management, time management, employment skills, basic financial forms, problem solving, human relations and more! This edition features more on communication, references Microsoft Office 2007, and expands the office simulation to include both functional and cumulative exercises. New chapters address the medical and legal office and new assignments develop employer-ready skills. New! Updated content includes topics such as: Current office trends The green office Office politics e-Portfolios Displaying good manners Ordering supplies online Visitors and language barriers Complaining customers Steps for keying minutes Steps for PowerPoint 2007 and more!

Excellence in Business Communication

Author: John V. Thill,Courtland L. Bovée,Ava Cross
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780134310824
Page: N.A
View: 3527
Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab Business Communication does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab Business Communication, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. Excellence in Business Communication has long provided instructors and students with the most current communication strategies and practices used in today's workplace. This sixth Canadian edition includes up-to-date model documents that reflect the entire spectrum of print and electronic communication media. Students entering today's workforce are expected to use a wide range of tools, from instant messaging to blogging to podcasting, and Excellence in Business Communication provides the hands-on experience they need to meet employer expectations. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab Business Communication, search for: 0134999851 / 9780134999852 Excellence in Business Communication, Sixth Canadian Edition Plus MyBusCommLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 6/e Package consists of: 0134310829 / 9780134310824 Excellence in Business Communication, Sixth Canadian Edition 0134820533 / 9780134820538 MyBCommLab with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for Excellence in Business Communication, Sixth Canadian Edition, 6/e

    • Law

Foundations of Legal Research and Writing

Author: Carol M. Bast,Margie A. Hawkins
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133278299
Category: Law
Page: 624
View: 7939
FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING, Fifth Edition is the ideal resource for paralegals. The book's up-to-the-minute coverage tackles the ever-evolving areas of computer-assisted research and Cyber law, in addition to traditional legal research, analysis, and writing. Extensive research chapters address primary and secondary sources, citating, Lexis/Nexis, the Internet, and more, while writing sections center on drafting client opinion letters, pleadings, contracts, office memos, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. Every chapter gives you practice writing opportunities, as well as traditional and computer-assisted research assignments to help develop your skills. Detailed case excerpts, samples, tips, and discussions further support the assignments, and illustrate the many perils of inadequate research and poor legal writing. Readers everywhere agree that FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING, Fifth Edition delivers the concepts you need for success in the most demanding law firms and legal departments today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.