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Author: Steven Gregory
Publisher: Tales Alive
Category: Technology & Engineering
It's a jungle out there...and in the cubicle. If you want to be a technical writer, or already are one, you have to learn how to survive in the field in order to move ahead. This work condenses 20 years of technical writing survival techniques and tips into an easy-to-read guide that will help you press that power switch with confidence. And it doesn't take an anal personality to do it. In fact, if you've got one, it's time to lose it. Survive...and thrive!
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Author: Joan Stigliani
Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Incorporated
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Author: Kelly James-Enger
Category: Business & Economics
Do you want to make more money and set yourself apart from other freelance writers? Specialize! Using the techniques described in this book (and with no prior journalism experience), the author went from earning just $17,000 in her first year of freelancing to reaping over $90,000 annually -- just five years later. How did she do it? By developing a writing specialty, Kelly James-Enger soon found that assignments came easier, her productivity increased, and her income soared. Every freelance writer will benefit from applying James-Enger's methods to his or her own career. Ready, Aim, Specialize! will teach you how and why to focus, rather than trying to write about anything and everything. Book jacket.
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Attrition in the Engineering disciplines at all Universities is a huge problem. This text, in its first edition, promised to educate all interested in the Engineering area as a whole. Educators and students bought this book because of their great interest in seeing engineers thrive and made it wildly successful. In this edition more information about engineering careers and the discipline generally is to be included. This practical approach is edging out the voluminous, traditional introduction to engineering books. In this second edition of The Engineering Student Survival Guide, Chapter 2 has been heavily revised with a completely new section entitled, "Ten Tricks of the Old-Timers (Upperclassmen)". Much of the information pertaining to the time before a freshman's first class begins has been deleted. This book is part of the B.E.S.T. (Basic Engineering Series and Tools) Series, which consists of modularized textbooks offering virtually every topic and specialty likely to be of interest to engineers. All the texts boast distinguished authors and the most current content. The goal of this series is to provide the educational community with material that is timely, affordable, of high quality, and flexible in how it is used.
Newbie Tech Writer Provides links to a variety of job - search Web sites for new technical writers . ... In short , as Van Wicklen notes in The Tech Writer ' s Survival Guide , networking involves the practice of establishing friendly contacts with ...
Author: Herb J. Smith
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
A short, practical guide that discusses how to create professional paper and electronic portfolios. It covers the portfolio-building process and reinforces text concepts using guidelines, exercises, assignments and student examples. It covers design and content issues important to technical and professional communicators, and integrates examples specific to the profession. Unique chapters offer coverage of portfolios and legal issues, portfolios and the job search, and how to use portfolios in interviews and on the job. KEY TOPICS: Provides a structured approach for creating portfolios developed specifically for technical and professional communicators. Covers both paper and electronic portfolios. Provides detailed coverage of both of these popular formats, noting the advantages and disadvantages of each. Provides detailed coverage of how to tailor paper and electronic portfolios for specific job requirements. Outlines the legal and ethical concerns related to portfolios. KET MARKET: Developed specifically for technical and professional communicators.
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Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
Category: Authors and publishers
"A real find for the aspiring writer."--"The Associated Press "In-depth information."--"The Writer Who are they? What do they want? How do you win them over? Find the answers to these questions and more in the 1998-1999 edition of the "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents by Jeff Herman. Filled with "the information authors and aspiring authors need in order to avoid having a manuscript end up in the "slush pile," this comprehensive listing is organized in an easy-to-use format. It includes in-depth information about publishing houses and literary agents in the United States and Canada. The specifics include the names and addresses of editors and agents, what they're looking for, comission rates, and other key information. In addition, readers will discover the most common mistakes people make while attempting to solicit an agent (and how to avoid them) as well as numerous suggestions designed to increase the chances of getting representation. "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents also includes dozens of valuable essays giving readers insight and guidance into such topics as: - How to Write the Perfect Query Letter - The Knockout Nonfiction Book Proposal - How to Thrive After Signing a Publishing Contract - Mastering Ghostwriting and Collaboration - Free Versus Fee: The Issue of Literary Agency Fees About the Author "Jeff Herman is the founder of The Jeff Herman Literary Agency, a leading New York agency. He has sold hundreds of titles and represents dozens of top authors. Herman frequently speaks to writer's groups and at conferences on the topic of getting published.