"Now in its second edition, Writing in the Technical Fields is a concise and straightforward guide that introduces students to the practical elements of technical writing. Using clear language, logical principles, and easy-to-follow rules, Ewald teaches students how to approach a wide range of fundamental concepts--including planning and editing documents, collaborative writing, and delivering engaging presentations. Taking the fear and mystery out of the writing process, this practical guide helps students develop the skill and confidence they need to succeed as effective writers and communicators in the workplace. The second edition has been expanded to include more example documents and reports as well as a greater number of exercises. In addition to being updated to reflect current practice and documentation, the second edition has also been updated to include a more thorough description of the use of headings, expanded information on copyright, and a sample functional resume, and additional coverage onrecent trends such as effective use of internet technology (Google Docs, DropBox, etc.)"