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Works Cited

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Beer, David F.. Writing and speaking in the technology professions: a practical guide. 2nd ed. New York: IEEE Press, 2003.

Beer, David F., and David A. McMurrey. A guide to writing as an engineer. 2nd ed. New York: Wiley, 2005.

Budinski, Kenneth G.. Preparing and delivering technical presentations. [1st ed. West Conshohocken, PA: ASTM International, 2005.

Emden, Joan. Handbook of writing for engineers. Basingstoke: Macmillan Education, 1990.

Finkelstein, Leo. Pocket book of technical writing for engineers and scientists. 3rd ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2008.

Haslam, Jeremy M.. Writing engineering specifications. London: E. & F.N. Spon, 1988.

Hicks, Tyler Gregory. Writing for engineering and science. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1961.

Hirsch, Herbert L.. The essence of technical communication for engineers: writing, presentation, and meeting skills. New York: IEEE Press, 2000.

Kirkman, John. Good style for scientific and engineering writing. London: Pitman, 1980.

Northey, Margot, and Judi Jewinski. Making sense: a student’s guide to research and writing : engineering and the technical sciences. 2nd ed. Don Mills, Ont.: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Purdy, David C.. A guide to writing successful engineering specifications. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1991.

Racker, Joseph. Technical writing techniques for engineers. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1960.

Roberts, Heather. Writing for science and engineering papers, presentations, and reports. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000.

Roberts, Heather. Professional communications: a handbook for civil engineers. Reston, Va.: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2005.

Rosenberg, Barry J.. Spring into technical writing for engineers and scientists. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Addison-Wesley, 2005.

Shelton, James H.. Handbook for technical writing. Lincolnwood, Ill., USA: NTC Business Books, 1994.

Sorby, Sheryl Ann, and William M. Bulleit. An engineer’s guide to technical communication. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006.

Tichy, H. J.. Effective writing for engineers, managers, scientists. New York: Wiley, 1966.

Vincler, James E., and Nancy Horlick Vincler. Engineering your writing success: how engineers can master effective on-the-job communication skills. Belmont, Calif.: Professional Publications, 1996.

Watson, Don A.. Specifications writing for architects and engineers. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964.

Weiss, Edmond H.. The writing system for engineers and scientists. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1982.

Weiss, Edmond H.. The elements of international English style a guide to writing correspondence, reports, technical documents, and internet pages for a global audience. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2005.

Woolston, Donald C., Patricia A. Robinson, and Gisela Kutzbach. Effective writing strategies for engineers and scientists. Chelsea, Mich.: Lewis Publishers, 1988.

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