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Supporting Research Writing

Supporting Research Writing

By: Valerie Matarese

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 06-NOV-2012

Insert Date: 24-APR-2014

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Supporting Research Writing explores the range of services designed to facilitate academic writing and publication in English by non-native English-speaking (NNES) authors. It analyses the realities of offering services such as education, translation, editing and writing, and then considers the challenges and benefits that result when these boundaries are consciously blurred. It thus provides an opportunity for readers to reflect on their professional roles and the services that will best serve their clients’ needs. A recurring theme is, therefore, the interaction between language...

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A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition...

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Writing for Visual Media, 4th Edition

Writing for Visual Media, 4th Edition

By: Anthony Friedmann

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 16-APR-2014

Insert Date: 17-APR-2014

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This updated edition of Writing for Visual Media will enable you to understand the nature of visual writing that lies behind the content of all visual media. This unique kind of writing must communicate to audiences through content producers, since audiences don’t read the script. Most media content provides a solution to a communication problem, which the writer must learn to analyze and solve before writing the script. The new edition strengthens the method for creating content and writing in the correct language and established format for each visual medium, including commercial...

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Developing Quality Technical Information: A Handbook for Writers and Editors, Third Edition

Developing Quality Technical Information: A Handbook for Writers and Editors, Third Edition

By: Michelle Carey; Moira McFadden Lanyi; Deirdre Longo; Eric Radzinski; Shannon Rouiller; Elizabeth Wilde

Publisher: IBM Press

Publication Date: 07-MAY-2014

Insert Date: 13-MAR-2014

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This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book. Today, technical communicators have an even greater responsibility to help their organizations create easy-to-use, leading-edge products. The era of simply "papering" a product with lengthy manuals is over: now, communicators need to create self-documenting interfaces and self-correcting messages, and help product teams craft offerings that always place the user front-and-center. The newest edition of IBM's classic Developing Quality Technical Information: A Handbook for Writers and Editors focuses squarely on these new realities. It...

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Brilliant Business Writing 2e, 2nd Edition

Brilliant Business Writing, 2nd Edition

By: Neil Taylor

Publisher: Pearson International

Publication Date: 27-DEC-2012

Insert Date: 21-FEB-2014

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Full of tips, examples and exercises that will transform your writing from the same old same old into something that'll mark you out from the crowd. Get the confidence and creativity to take your business writing from something that does the job into something that's brilliant.   Brilliant outcomes Produce business writing people actually want to read Persuade and inspire people, sell more, or get that job Get a distinctive, powerful and engaging writing voice ...

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Business Journalism: How to Report on Business and Economics

Business Journalism: How to Report on Business and Economics

By: Keith Hayes

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 05-JAN-2014

Insert Date: 19-JAN-2014

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Business Journalism: How to Report on Business and Economics is a basic guide for journalists working in countries moving to open-market economies, students in journalism courses, journalists changing direction from general news reporting to business and economic reporting, and bloggers. It also explains the differences in technique required for general reporters to deliver business news for text, TV, or radio. Veteran journalist Keith Hayes, who has worked for such organizations as Reuters, PBS, the BBC, CBC, and CNBC, provides a quick reference to journalistic practice that covers...

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A Guide to Writing as an Engineer, 4th Edition

A Guide to Writing as an Engineer, 4th Edition

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 03-MAY-2013

Insert Date: 07-JAN-2014

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The fourth edition of A Guide to Writing as an Engineer updates Beer and McMurrey's popular book on communication and technical writing for engineers. Used predominantly in freshmen engineering survey courses, the text is also applicable for specific courses on engineering writing or technical communication later in the curriculum. A Guide to Writing as an Engineer deals with a variety of topics ranging from important writing concepts that apply to professional engineers, to content, organization, format and style of various kinds of engineering writing. The book also covers oral...

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FilmCraft: Screenwriting

FilmCraft: Screenwriting

By: Tim Grierson

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 17-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 22-DEC-2013

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Screenwriting looks at the foundation on which every great film is built—the script. Whether an original concept or an adaptation, the screenplay is the key to the success of a movie—good dialogue, story pacing, and character development are the framework everything else hangs on. Featuring in-depth interviews with modern masters of film including Stephen Gaghan, Guillermo Arriaga, Caroline Thompson, Hossein Amini, and Jean-Claude Carrière, this book reveals the mysteries behind how the best scripts are written and reach the screen. ...

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Every Page is Page One

Every Page is Page One

By: Mark Baker

Publisher: XML Press

Publication Date: 03-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 28-NOV-2013

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Every Page is Page One shows technical communicators how to document a large and complex product using only topics and enable readers to find and navigate topic-based content effectively....

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Business Writing For Dummies

Business Writing For Dummies

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Publisher: For Dummies

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 07-NOV-2013

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How many pieces of paper land on your desk each day, or emails in your inbox? Your readers - the people you communicate with at work - are no different. So how can you make your communication stand out from the pile and get the job done? Whether you're crafting a short and sweet email or bidding for a crucial project, Business Writing For Dummies is the only guide you need. Inside you'll find: The basic principles of how to write well How to avoid the common pitfalls that immediately turn a reader off Crucial tips for self-editing and revision techniques to heighten your...

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Job Search Letters For Dummies

Job Search Letters For Dummies

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Publisher: For Dummies

Publication Date: 29-JUL-2013

Insert Date: 07-NOV-2013

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New-style job messages that get you in the door and on your way up From sparkling cover letters to six-word bios, a fresh bevy of job search letters has grown powerfully useful for successful career communications. Job Search Letters For Dummies delivers the quality of New Era know-how you need right now to land good jobs and thrive. Whether you're a long-time professional or a recent college graduate — or somewhere in between — Job Search Letters For Dummies has you covered. Job Search Letters For Dummies covers the gamut of leading-edge topics, including effective strategies for...

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A Handbook for Analytical Writing

A Handbook for Analytical Writing

By: William E. Winner

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-MAR-2013

Insert Date: 29-AUG-2013

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This handbook accelerates the development of analytical writing skills for high school students, students in higher education, and working professionals in a broad range of careers. This handbook builds on the idea that writing clarifies thought, and that through analytical writing comes improved insight and understanding for making decisions about innovation necessary for socioeconomic development. This short handbook is a simple, comprehensive guide that shows differences between descriptive writing and analytical writing, and how students and teachers work together during the process of...

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Writing Winning Business Proposals, Third Edition

Writing Winning Business Proposals, Third Edition

By: Richard Freed; Shervin Freed; Joe Romano

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 21-OCT-2010

Insert Date: 21-AUG-2013

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Winning proposals that turn prospects into clientsBased on the proposal-writing system used at A.T. Kearney and KPMG Peat Marwick, Writing Winning Business Proposals features proven strategies, along with worksheets and other tools that clearly show clients what they want and will easily seal the deal.Thoroughly updated, the third edition offers general guidelines that apply to all business proposals making this the must-have proposal-writing book to have on hand. ...

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Perfect Phrases for Writing Company Announcements: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases for Powerful Internal and External Communications

Perfect Phrases for Writing Company Announcements: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases for Powerful Internal and External Communications

By: Harriet Diamond

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 25-MAR-2010

Insert Date: 20-AUG-2013

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The Right Phrase for Every Situation . . . Every Time!Clearly crafted company announcements—both internal and external—are critically important for your company’s day-to-day operations. ...

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Handbook For Writing Proposals, Second Edition

Handbook For Writing Proposals, Second Edition

By: Robert Hamper; L. Baugh

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 05-AUG-2010

Insert Date: 20-AUG-2013

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Proven techniques and invaluable advice for writing winning business proposals—revised and updated!What makes a winning business proposal? It highlights your skills and services, meets your client’s needs, and clearly sets you apart from the competition.Since 1995, Handbook for Writing Proposals has helped thousands of professionals develop winning proposals. ...

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Alternative Scriptwriting, 4th Edition

Alternative Scriptwriting, 4th Edition

By: Ken Dancyger; Jeff Rush

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 12-SEP-2006

Insert Date: 02-AUG-2013

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Alternative Scriptwriting 4E is an insightful and inspiring book on screenwriting concerned with challenging you to take creative risks with genre, tone, character, and structure. Concerned with exploring alternative approaches beyond the traditional three-act structure, Alternative Scriptwriting first defines conventional approach, suggests alternatives, then provides case studies. These contemporary examples and case studies demonstrate what works, what doesn't, and why. Because the film industry as well as the public demand greater and greater creativity, one must go beyond the...

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Screenwriter's Compass

Screenwriter's Compass

By: Guy Gallo

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 12-NOV-2012

Insert Date: 18-JUL-2013

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Ever watch a movie, and despite great production value, fantastic action sequences, a great cast, etc, you come away thinking-I just didn't buy it. Chances are it was because you didn't care about the characters. Screenwriter's Compass presents a new way of approaching screenwriting, examining how effective screen storytelling must be grounded in the vivid imagining and presentation of character. Screenwriter's Compass will not offer formulas to follow but instead will give you the tools needed to chart your own path to screenwriting success. It details useful ways of thinking...

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Screenwriting Tips, You Hack

Screenwriting Tips, You Hack

By: Xander Bennett

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 02-MAY-2013

Insert Date: 16-JUL-2013

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Screenwriting Tip #99 Voice-over usually feels like scaffolding. You know-something you left in there when you were constructing the first draft, but really should have torn out after it served its purpose. Screenwriting Tip #120 Always remember that funny trumps everything. Your script could be written in crayon with your name spelled wrong on the cover, but if it's genuinely funny, none of that matters. Screenwriting Tip #156 The easiest way to write kick-ass protagonists is to make them incredibly good at what they do. Confused at the outline stage? Stuck in the...

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Alternative Scriptwriting, 5th Edition

Alternative Scriptwriting, 5th Edition

By: Ken Dancyger; Jeff Rush

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 28-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 12-JUL-2013

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Learn the rules of scriptwriting, and then how to successfully break them.Unlike other screenwriting books, this unique guide pushes you to challenge yourself and break free of tired, formulaic writing--bending or breaking the rules of storytelling as we know them. Like the best-selling previous editions, seasoned authors Dancyger and Rush explore alternative approaches to the traditional three-act story structure, going beyond teaching you "how to tell a story" by teaching you how to write against conventional formulas to produce original, exciting material. The pages are filled with an...

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We, Me, Them and It

We, Me, Them and It

By: John Simmons

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia)

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2006

Insert Date: 30-APR-2013

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It's no good having a great idea if you cannot communicate it to someone else. John Simmons, in this stimulating and readable book, demonstrates how we can write and use words more creatively and persuasively in business today. From differentiating your company from another, to injecting life and vibrancy into your products and services, to writing everyday emails – this cult business book by the modern-day guru of business writing (first published in 2000 and now fully updated and revised) shows ways in which we can use words to gain competitive advantage in business life. Simmons argues...