Technical writing is much like any other writing in its process and elements. Some things that trip up technical writers, like determining how much to explain and using technical terminology, are covered in our NPS-specific workshop "Technical Writing." Rather watch something now? View the workshop video: "Technical Writing."
Technical writing links:
- Handout (printable): "The 'Paramedic Method,'" J. M. Gay
- Video (3:46): "Technical Writing: How to Simplify Sentences," Kristin Sainani, Stanford University
- Handout (printable): "Preparing a Scientific Paper for Publication," AIP Style Manual, 4th ed.
Scientific reports links:
- Handout (printable): "Scientific Reports," UNC Chapel Hill Writing Center
- Article: "Elements of Technical Writing Style," Richard S. Barr
- Handout: "Writing a Scientific Research Article," Columbia University
- Online lab manual: Descriptions - Mechanism and Process, Leo Finkelstein, Jr., General Engineering
- Book: Style and Ethics of Communication in Science and Engineering, Jay D. Humphrey and Jeffrey W. Holmes, Morgan & Claypool Publishers
- Book: The Craft of Scientific Writing, 3rd ed., Michael Alley, Springer
- Book: Writing Science in Plain English, Anne E. Greene, University of Chicago Press, 2013
Book: Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences, Nicholas J. Higham, 2nd ed., Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 1998
The following index makes searching for a specific topic easier and links to the appropriate place in the sequenced material. We think we have most of them, but please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if we are missing something!