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By David F. Beer, David A. McMurrey

Written for engineers, this e-book presents greater than technical information and specializes in the way to be a good communicator. This re-creation is helping to put off the system faults that journey up the busy reader or listener, inflicting annoyance, confusion, or misunderstanding—so that their writing and speech are crystal transparent. this article additionally specializes in the technical writing and conversing concerns encountered in each day paintings, writing stories, enterprise letter, memoranda, proposals, emails, displays, and extra. the hot version comprises new insurance of social media, together with assurance of renowned types, most sensible practices, risks and ethics of utilizing social media, and improved assurance of casual verbal exchange.

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But don’t overload a split infinitive by putting too many words between to and the rest of the verb: Split infinitive: The team has been unable to, except for the lead engineer and one technician who is on temporary assignment with us, master the new program. Revision possibilities: Except for the lead engineer and one technician on temporary assignment with us, the team has been unable to master the new program. The team has been unable to master the new program— —with the exception of the lead engineer and one technician who is on temporary assignment with us.

Here are the specifications for a research grant proposal: Also required is a nontechnical summary (250 words or less) of the research proposed, expressing significance attached to the project and reasons for undertaking it. This summary will be used for public information and should be written in terms that nonscientists can easily understand. Many reports have specifications not only for their length but also for such matters as headings, spacing, and margin width. Some government agencies, for example, require that the proposals they receive be written in specific formats, in certain fonts, and even with restrictions on how many letters are permitted in each line of text.

However, that’s unlikely to be what the writer meant. The meaning is much clearer in the revision. In the second pair of sentences, readers can eventually figure out that These refers to discoveries and not sources or notebooks, but we don’t want them to have to figure things out. Parallelism Parallelism refers to items in a list using the same style of phrasing. Faulty parallelism creates noise because it is grammatically inconsistent. Rather than tell someone you like to jog, wrestling, and play the fiddle, say that you like to jog, wrestle, and play the fiddle, or that you enjoy jogging, wrestling, and playing the fiddle.

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