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Technical Communication, 10th Edition

Through clear advice and an accessible visual design, Mike Markel’s Technical Communication models the principles it teaches, offering practical strategies that students can put to use right away. Using a student-friendly voice, Mike Markel shows writers how to tackle the major types of documents and writing situations they will encounter in their professional lives. Excellent and always fresh sample documents and examples demonstrate effective techniques and offer plenty of opportunities for analysis, while interactive cases provide engaging scenarios for writing practice. The new edition incorporates the latest workplace and technology trends, offering new advice for how and why to use social media effectively in technical communication. Read the preface.


‘Markel is the best all-round technical writing textbook I have used. It combines a process approach to writing tasks with careful attention to the writing context and rhetoric. It is readable with engaging visuals and exercises. My students give Markel high ratings for accessibility and clarity. And the text does a good job of modeling what it teaches.’ – Nancy C. Martinez, University of New Mexico, USA

About the Author

MIKE MARKEL is director of technical communication at Boise State University, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. The former editor of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, he is the author of numerous articles and seven books about technical communication, including Ethics and Technical Communication: A Critique and Synthesis.

Great book reference. For technical writers, this is a must have as part of your collection. I use it all the time for guidance.

This is a book that every student of technical communications should have in their library. The fonts can be too small at times, but the content is worth it!

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 832 pages
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin’s; Tenth Edition edition (January 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312679483
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312679484
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.7 x 1.1 inches

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