Writing Management

Writing Management

Writing Management

The author explores a number of related issues and reflects on the growth and claims of management studies. She writes about the relationship between facts and metaphors, stories, and data and how these may be represented in genres.

Report Writing for Management

Report Writing for Management

Report Writing for Management


Specification Writing and Management

Specification Writing and Management

Specification Writing and Management

This book deals with the fundamentals of specification writing and management. It is useful for anyone concerned with the preparation of standards in a world that is shrinking due to improvement in communication and where many specifications have to hold clarity when translated into other languages.

Technical Writing Management

Technical Writing Management

Technical Writing Management

A practical guide to managing technical writing projects and tech writing departments, covering hiring, evaluation, management, internal and external customer relations, estimating and tracking tech writing projects, running a tech writing business as a solo contractor or as a manager, selling writing services, contracts and work orders, outsourcing, technical training development & delivery, and more. From the Introduction: "There are many books available on the techniques of technical writing, primarily for beginners and practitioners of tech writing. But there are very few books on how to manage the technical writing group in a company or how to manage a technical writing business (whether you're on your own as a freelancer or you have writers working for you). If you are a tech writer who manages other writers, or if you are a non-writer who manages writers, this book is for you. The sections on managing tech writing projects show a methodology specific to technical documentation. If you want to learn general management and project management techniques-and you should-that information already exists. What this book aims for is to provide you as a manager of technical writing with the specifics that you won't easily find elsewhere. Secondarily, this book aims to give new managers, and future managers, a leg up on how to actually run a technical publications group, based on some 20 years of experience in the field. There are different situations in which someone becomes a manager of a technical publications group. Sometimes a writer grows into the role within a company as the department grows, sometimes tech writers are subsumed under some other group - I've seen writers belonging to support, testing, marketing, and infrastructure groups - and the person in charge of technical writing in the company isn't actually a writer and may never have been one. Tech writers who set up their own freelance business have their own specific needs: not only are they the managers, they're also the writers. Finally, owners or managers of tech writing agencies, whether or not they are writers themselves, have business issues specific to a tech writing business to consider." Contents: Chapter 1Introduction * A guide for technical writing managers * Writers who become managers * Managers who are not tech writers * Freelance tech writers * Tech writing agency owners * What's in this book Chapter 2Tech writing for managers * A quick intro to technical writing * Technical editing * Technical writing and product management * Tech writing and debugging * What skills do technical writers need? Chapter 3How to hire tech writers * Establish the requirements * Evaluate the resumes * Interview the writers * Review the samples * Give a test * Tech writers with non-tech writing experience Chapter 4Managing a tech writing group * The role of tech writers in a corporate environment * The documentation team * Define standards * Distribute the work in your team * Involve the writers * Build teams * Monitor the work and communications * Evaluate the writers * Client relations * Communicating with other groups in your organization * Corporate tech writing * Re-use, repurposing, and content management systems Chapter 5Estimating, tracking, and managing tech writing projects * Determine the project scope * Estimates and schedules * Assemble the team * Provide resources and leadership * Working with outsourced writers or outsourced SMEs * Track and report * Deliver the project * Evaluate the project Chapter 6Running a tech writing business * Finding jobs * Marketing yourself as a freelance tech writer * Other marketing avenues * Managing your clients Chapter 7Managing technical training * How to do tech training * Training program components * Training needs analysis * Training development * Training delivery * Training delivery management * Training program communication * Training budget * Set the tone: fun exploration * Training eval

Academic Writing

Academic Writing

Academic Writing

This book helps students and researchers write better assignments, better dissertations, and better papers for publication. Characterizing academic writing as an integral part of the knowledge generation and dissemination process, it focuses on three main aspects: understanding research, documenting and sharing the process and results of research, and acknowledging the use of other people’s ideas in the documentation. The authors use various samples of good as well as defective writing to illustrate the features of academic writing. They describe in detail the structure and contents of academic papers, especially conceptual and empirical research papers for journals. This lucidly written book will be a rich resource for MBA students and researchers working for MPhil and PhD degrees, especially in the fields of management, behavioural sciences and communications.

Bid Writing for Project Managers

Bid Writing for Project Managers

Bid Writing for Project Managers

At what stage in the process do commercial projects go wrong? Some of the worst problems (unrealistic objectives, faulty assumptions, and poorly understood constraints) are 'programmed in' at conception when the bid is written, long before the project manager is brought on board. If the bid is misconceived, no amount of clever project management is going to recover the situation. Involving the designated project manager at the bidding stage is becoming the norm in many commercial organizations. Some make the project manager the bid manager so they can direct all aspects of the project's conception. Getting the bid right is the essence of planning for project success, and is the main theme of this book. However, many project managers are unfamiliar with the pitfalls of competitive bidding and don't know how to balance a compelling sales message against a realistic delivery plan. Bid Writing for Project Managers will guide prospective project managers through the bid-writing lifecycle, providing comprehensive guidelines and numerous tips on how to craft a winning bid and how to set the project up with the best possible chance of success.

Project and Report Writing

Project and Report Writing

Project and Report Writing

With forty well structured and easy to follow topics to choose from, each workbook has a wide range of case studies, questions and activities to meet both an individual or organization's training needs. Whether studying for an ILM qualification or looking to enhance the skills of your employees, Super Series provides essential solutions, frameworks and techniques to support management and leadership development.