Higher Education


Scientific & Technical Writing

Author(s): Darlene Smith-Worthington | Sue Jefferson | Mallika Nawal

ISBN: 9789360536787

Edition: 1st

© Year : 2024


Binding: Paperback

Pages: 416

Trim Size : 241 x 181 mm

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Welcome to the world of technical writing—a discipline that bridges the gap between complex information and its understanding by diverse audiences. This book serves as a comprehensive guide offering invaluable insights and practical strategies to readers, which will help them navigate the intricacies of technical communication with confidence and precision.


From mastering the fundamentals of grammar and punctuation to crafting effective scientific reports and user manuals, each chapter has been meticulously crafted to provide readers with essential skills needed to excel in the field of technical writing. Using real-world examples and hands-on exercises, the reader will become adept at using different tools and techniques that will help them write effectively and efficiently.


Thus, embark on this journey and unlock the power of technical writing to inform, inspire, and empower!

  • Comprehensive Coverage: This book offers a thorough exploration of technical writing principles, covering everything from grammar essentials to advanced document structuring techniques.
  • Practical Approach: Readers will find practical tips, real-world examples, and hands-on exercises to help them apply the concepts from the book to their own writing.
  • Accessible Language: Written in clear and simple language, this book makes technical writing concepts easy to understand, even for those who are new to this field.
  • Tailored for All Levels: Whether you’re a student or a seasoned professional, this book provides valuable insights and strategies that will help you write effectively and efficiently.
  • Visual Communication: Recognising the value of visuals in enhancing readability, the book explores techniques for incorporating charts, graphs, and other visual elements into technical documents effectively.


Unit 1 Introduction

Chapter 1 Introduction

Unit 2: Mastering the Fundamentals

Chapter 2 Parts of Speech

Chapter 3 Punctuation

Chapter 4 Mechanics of Writing

Unit 3 Paragraphing

Chapter 5 Paragraphing

Unit 4 Structure of Scientific Documents

Chapter 6 Prefatory Materials

Chapter 7 Body of Scientific Documents

Unit 5 Concluding Remarks

Chapter 8 Concluding Materials

Darlene Smith-Worthington (retd) possesses 30-plusyears of teaching at Pitt Community College. Having served as Interim Director of the Developmental Studies Department, Coordinator of Developmental Reading and English, and Director of PCCAbroad, Darlene has enjoyed diverse employment experiences.


Sue Jefferson chairs the English and Humanities Department at Pitt Community College, where she teaches composition, critical thinking, mythology, and literature. Earlier in her teaching career, she taught grades 7-12 and spent months teaching English at the Wuxi Institute of Technology in China.


Mallika Nawal is, presently, an advocate, practicing civil and criminal law. Before joining the Bar, Dr Nawal spent 12 years in academia, having taught at institutes like the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, S.P. Jain Centre of Man­agement, Dubai/Singapore, and at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, where she conducted courses in oral business communication, written business communication, and grooming and corporate etiquette. She Nawal also served as Associate Editor for Vilakshan, XIMB’s bi-annual research journal. She is also a prolific novelist and columnist for various national and international magazines.