The Handbook of Technical Writing
Eleventh Edition   ©2015

The Handbook of Technical Writing

Gerald J. Alred (University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee) , Charles T. Brusaw (Sinclair Community College) , Walter E. Oliu

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-7552-8; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-7552-2; Format: Spiral Bound, 672 pages

Robust and useful online content in our new online space, LaunchPad Solo, provides interesting materials to help you get the most out of your course. Students can explore the full professional possibilities of today’s technologies in clickable, assignable learning sequences. Walk through an online report to see how medium affects message, or discover ways to use free online tools for presentations, collaborative projects, photo editing, and more.

A brand-new entry on document management guides individuals and companies in structuring a digital organization and storage strategy that complements the writing process, useful for both independent and collaborative projects.

New individual entries on social media and infographics connect rhetorical moves to real-world contexts. Students learn how to strategically select a platform, interpret visual data, cultivate an online community, and more. New checklists, annotated screen captures, and Professionalism Notes bring these sections to life.

Updated job-search advice & models give comprehensive application advice, from inquiry to interview. New coverage includes real-world help with social media networking, tailoring cover letters to job ads, crafting résumé headlines, and submitting online applications. An updated résumé gallery guides students in structuring their own success.

Updated documentation models reflect the latest citation styles in MLA, APA, and CMS.