Advice on Punctuation for Scientific and Technical Writing 4th Revised edition
By (author) John Kirkman
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Punctuation Matters by John Kirkman
Book DescriptionPunctuation Matters gives straight answers to the queries raised most frequently by practitioners in computing, engineering, medicine and science as they grapple with day-to-day tasks in writing and editing. The advice it offers is based on John Kirkman's long experience of providing courses on writing and editing in academic centres, large companies, research organisations and government departments in the UK, Europe and in USA. Sample material discussed in the book comes from real documents from computing, engineering and scientific contexts, giving the guidelines an immediately recognisable, 'true to life' relevance. The advice is down-to-earth and up-to-date. It is clearly set out in three parts: * part one states a policy for clear and reliable punctuation * part two gives a series of alphabetically arranged guidelines, to be 'dipped into' for guidance on how to use the main punctuation marks in English * part three contains appendices on paragraphing, word-division and how conventions of punctuation differ in the UK and the USA. Punctuation Matters is the essential guide for everyone who has to write in scientific, technical and medical contexts, with clear explanations on punctuation, what it does and how to use it.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415399821
(216mm x 138mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Kirkman
Effective Writing, Hardback (December 2015)
Effective communication is vital to science, engineering and business management. This thoroughly updated second edition with a new chapter on the use of computers and word-processors gives clear, practical advice illustrated with real-life examples on how to select, organize and present information in reports, papers and other documents.
Punctuation Matters, Hardback (October 2006)
Gives answers to the queries raised by practitioners in computing, engineering, medicine and science as they grapple with day-to-day tasks in writing and editing. This work states a policy for clear and reliable punctuation; gives a series of alphabetically arranged guidelines; and contains appendices on paragraphing, word-division; and more.
Good Style, Paperback (March 2005)» View all books by John Kirkman
Explains the tactics that should be used to write technical material. Ranging from reports to manuals, in a coherent, readable style. Discusses in detail choice of vocabulary, phrasing and sentence structure.
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Author Biography - John Kirkman
John Kirkman is a communications specialist who runs his own consultancy specialising in technical and scientific writing.
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