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Author Sales, H. E. (Hazel E.), 1948-

Title Professional communication in engineering / by H.E. Sales
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007


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Description xiv, 254 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Palgrave studies in professional and organizational discourse
Palgrave studies in professional and organizational discourse.
Contents 1. The engineers -- 2. Engineering practices and procedures -- 3. The engineering product -- 4. Engineering texts -- 5. Engineering specifications and requirements -- 6. The bid process and persuasion -- 7. The presentation of engineering proposals -- 8. Engineering proposals : discourse and information structure -- 9. Executive summaries
Summary "This book throws fresh light on engineers, uncovering new information about them and their work. It was written particularly for those who need a better understanding of what engineers write and say, and would interest students studying engineering and wondering what to expect after their university courses, those who teach or train engineers, and those working in engineering procurement. It will be especially valuable also for researchers and teachers in the areas of professional and organisational studies, and English for Science and Technology." "The descriptions centre on design engineers and others who work with them, including engineers and technical authors. The book is illustrated with diagrams, authentic text extracts, including some spoken, and candid observations of engineers who search continually, sometimes in vain, for the best solution to the customer's requirement."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Communication of technical information.
LC no. 2006046067
ISBN 1403948062 (cloth)