The Handbook of Technical Writing
Twelfth Edition   ©2019

The Handbook of Technical Writing

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

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-05852-3; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-05852-4; Format: Spiral Bound, 640 pages

A new entry on creating an online professional profile helps technical writers select the appropriate forum and represent themselves and their accomplishments effectively on sites such as LinkedIn, AngelList, and  

A thorough updating of the job-search entries, including new coverage of co-ops, service internships, and "gap year" opportunities—crucial information for students and professionals seeking a new career. Updated coverage of interviewing for a job offers more coverage of what to do after the interview and includes a new model follow-up letter.  

New coverage of reviewing articles for a trade journal aids more experienced technical writers who may be asked to share their expertise.

Updated coverage of documenting sources provides current guidelines for citing sources in IEEE style.  

A new professionalism note on the etiquette of mobile devices helps students move seamlessly from personal to professional worlds.  

New instructor support materials, including advice on structuring the class and including sample course plans, are available on the instructor’s tab from the book’s catalog page at