Technical Writing For Dummies

Author: Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118069424
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Let’s face it, a lot of technical documentation reads as if it had been translated into English from Venutian by a native speaker of gibberish. Which is annoying for you and expensive for the manufacturer who pays with alienated customers and soaring technical support costs. That’s why good technical writers are in such big demand worldwide. Now, Technical Writing For Dummies arms you with the skills you need to cash in on that demand. Whether you’re contemplating a career as a technical writer, or you just got tapped for a technical writing project, this friendly guide is your ticket to getting your tech writing skills up to snuff. It shows you step-by-step how to: Research and organize information for your documents Plan your project in a technical brief Fine-tune and polish your writing Work collaboratively with your reviewers Create great user manuals, awesome abstracts, and more Write first-rate electronic documentation Write computer- and Web-based training courses Discover how to write energized technical documents that have the impact you want on your readers. Wordsmith Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts covers all the bases, including: All about the red-hot market for technical writing and how to get work as a technical writer The ABCs of creating a strong technical document, including preparing a production schedule, brainstorming, outlining, drafting, editing, rewriting, testing, presentation, and more Types of technical documents, including user manuals, abstracts, spec sheets, evaluation forms and questionnaires, executive summaries, and presentations Writing for the Internet—covers doing research online, creating multimedia documents, developing computer-based training and Web-based training, and writing online help Combining examples, practical advice, and priceless insider tips on how to write whiz-bang technical documents, Technical Writing For Dummies is an indispensable resource for newcomers to technical writing and pros looking for new ideas to advance their careers.

Technical Analysis For Dummies

Author: Barbara Rockefeller
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118829115
Size: 15,53 MB
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A simple, straightforward guide to the fundamentals of technical analysis Technical analysis is a collection of techniques designed to help you make trading decisions in securities markets. Technical Analysis For Dummies helps you take a hard-headed look at what securities prices are actually doing rather than what economists or analysts say they should be doing, giving you the know-how to use that data to decide whether to buy or sell individual securities. Since the publication of the first edition, readers have been faced with many changes, such as new interest rates, looming bank crises, and adjusting market climates. This new edition provides an updated look at unique formulas and key indicators, as well as refreshed and practical examples that reflect today today's financial atmosphere. Determine how markets are performing and make decisions using real data Spot investment trends and turning points Improve your profits and your portfolio performance With straightforward coverage of concepts and execution, Technical Analysis For Dummies shows you how to make better trading decisions in no time.

Business Writing For Dummies

Author: Natalie Canavor
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118583620
Size: 11,20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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How many pieces of paper land on your desk each day, or emailsin your inbox? Your readers – the people you communicate withat work – are no different. So how can you make your communication stand out from the pileand get the job done? Whether you’re crafting a short andsweet email or bidding for a crucial project, Business WritingFor Dummies is the only guide you need. Inside you’llfind: The basic principles of how to write well How to avoid the common pitfalls that immediately turn a readeroff Crucial tips for self-editing and revision techniques toheighten your impact Lots of practical advice and examples covering a range ofdifferent types of communication, including emails, letters, majorbusiness documents such as reports and proposals, promotionalmaterials, web copy and blogs - even tweets The global touch - understand the key differences in writtencommunication around the world, and how to tailor your writing forinternational audiences

Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies

Author: Deborah Halverson
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118092902
Size: 18,11 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiring YA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested in writing a young adult novel, but aren't sure how to fit the style that appeals to young readers? Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies gives you tricks of the trade and proven tips on all the steps to write a YA book, from developing an idea to publication. Unique writing exercises to help you find your own authentic teen voice Tips to avoid when submitting manuscripts How to break into the flourishing young adult market With the help of this step-by-step guide, you'll have all the skills to write an inspiring and marketable young adult novel.

Grant Writing For Dummies

Author: Beverly A. Browning
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118143981
Size: 15,35 MB
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An all-in-one guide to locating and securing available grants As the amount of established granting foundations increases, more money becomes available—but the application process can be long, tedious, and is always highly competitive. Grant Writing For Dummies guides you through the entire grant-winning process and helps you stay current with application protocol and new grant opportunities to find a piece of the available $500 billion in government grants. If you're new to the grant writing process or have applied for grants in the past but had difficulties, Grant Writing For Dummies gives you fast and easy access to discover how to separate yourself from the pack and secure your grant in a slow, post-recession economy; advice for NGOs (non-government organizations) and NPOs (non-profit organizations) seeking assistance in the non-domestic grant arena; information on applying online for e-grants; formatting suggestions for a clean and organized e-application; step-by-step instruction for registering with and using Grants.gov, the largest online federal grant database; lists and recommendations for up-to-date grant opportunities via newly created Web sites and databases; strategic advice for grant writers during research, program design, and the application process, in order to keep current with the increasing expectations of granting boards; and more. Interactive CD is packed with sample materials and templates to get you started on your proposals Ready-to-use phrases for every successful proposal Guidance on locating available grants, carefully applying, and ultimately winning grants for both non-profit and for-profit grant seekers Grant Writing For Dummies provides you with invaluable guidance and the knowledge and know-how to give yourself the best chance to win grants.

Creative Writing For Dummies

Author: Maggie Hamand
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119992443
Size: 15,69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Do you have an idea that you’re burning to get down on paper? Do you want to document your travels to far-flung places, or write a few stanzas of poetry? Whether you dream of being a novelist, a travel writer, a poet, a playwright or a columnist, Creative Writing For Dummies shows you how to unlock your creativity and choose the genre of writing that suits you best. Walking you through characterisation, setting, dialogue and plot, as well as giving expert insights into both fiction and non-fiction, it’s the ideal launching pad to the world of creative writing. Creative Writing For Dummies covers: Part I: Getting started Chapter 1: Can Everyone Write? Chapter 2: Getting into the Write Mind Chapter 3: Finding the Material to work with Part II: The Elements of Creative Writing Chapter 4: Creating Characters Chapter 5: Discovering Dialogue Chapter 6: Who is telling the story? Chapter 7: Creating your own world Chapter 8: Plotting your way Chapter 9: Creating a Structure Chapter 10: Rewriting and editing Part III: Different Kinds of Fiction Writing Chapter 11: Short stories Chapter 12: Novels Chapter 13: Writing for children Chapter 14: Plays Chapter 15: Screenplays Chapter 16: Poetry Part IV: Different kinds of Non-fiction writing Chapter 17: Breaking into journalism - Writing articles/ magazine writing Chapter 18: Writing from life and autobiography Chapter 19: Embroidering the facts: Narrative non-fiction Chapter 20: Exploring the world from your armchair - Travel writing Chapter 21: Blogging – the new big thing Part V: Finding an audience Chapter 22: Finding editors/ publishers/ agents Chapter 23: Becoming a professional Part VI: Part of Tens Chapter 24: Ten top tips for writers Chapter 25: Ten ways to get noticed

Microsoft Office Project 2007 All In One Desk Reference For Dummies

Author: Elaine Marmel
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118051528
Size: 15,10 MB
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Microsoft Office Project 2007 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is a compilation of multiple short reference-style books covering Microsoft Project, enhanced by the format of a single, easy-to-use, task-oriented step-by-step package. All-in-One For Dummies books are made up of multiple minibooks that could each stand alone. Each minibook covers one topic completely. This book features a companion Web site where readers can download Microsoft Project add-ins, templates, and author-generated materials. The book also features a gate-fold cheat sheet that contains myriad quick-reference information, tips, and shortcuts for reference when using Microsoft Project 2007. The structure of the book is as follows: Book I: Project Basics Book II: Structure of a Project Book III: Defining Task Details Book IV: Establishing Task Timing Book V: Working with Resources and Costs Book VI: Communicating Project Information Book VII: Resolving Problems with Your Plan Book VIII: Tracking Book IX: Advanced Project Topics Book X: Project in the Enterprise Environment Book XI: Project Case Studies

Adobe Creative Suite All In One Desk Reference For Dummies

Author: Jennifer Smith
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780764569531
Size: 15,36 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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If you’re responsible for producing quality printed materials or creating great-looking Web pages for your business or organization, Adobe’s new Creative Suite has just what you need. This complete set of integrated graphics, design, and Web page creation tools will help you produce professional quality brochures, flyers, and newsletters as well as dynamic Web pages—as soon as you get familiar with all the parts! Well, relax. Adobe Creative Suite All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies® has you—and all those programs—covered. Five minibooks walk you through setting up and using the tools, while the sixth shows you how they all work together. And this single volume will remain a handy reference long after you gain proficiency with the entire suite: InDesign for page layout Illustrator for creating art and graphics Photoshop, the world’s favorite image editing program Acrobat, to share files across different operating systems and develop interactive forms GoLive for building innovative Web pages Even if you plan to use only one or two of these elements now, Adobe Creative Suite All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies® is an outstanding resource. Find out what you need to know today, and when you’re ready to tackle the next tool, just turn to that minibook and away you go. These are only a few of the skills you’ll discover: Create a professional-looking page with InDesign, import Photoshop and Illustrator graphics to enliven it, and preserve it in a PDF file Design a logo for your business with Illustrator and give it 3D effects Save Illustrator files in a variety of Web-compatible formats, including GIF, HTML, and even Macromedia® Flash SWF Correct photo color and edit your images in Photoshop Plan an entire Web site for maximum impact, then save hours of work by using GoLive’s templates, components, and libraries Use Acrobat to create PDFs that include MP3 audio, video or SWF files Whether your goal is to design newsletters, a full-size book, an e-commerce Web site, or just about anything else, Adobe’s Creative Suite plus Adobe Creative Suite All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies® will help you get the job done.

Writing Fiction For Dummies

Author: Randy Ingermanson
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470530707
Size: 12,84 MB
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A complete guide to writing and selling your novel So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don’t settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies: Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers. Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue. Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear. Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen—if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.

Mergers And Acquisitions For Dummies

Author: Bill Snow
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118077008
Size: 12,93 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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The easy way to make smart business transactions Are you a business owner, investor, venture capitalist, or member of a private equity firm looking to grow your business by getting involved in a merger with, or acquisition of, another company? Are you looking for a plain-English guide to how mergers and acquisitions can affect your investments? Look no further. Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies explains the entire process step by step?from the different types of transactions and structures to raising funds and partnering. Plus, you'll get expert advice on identifying targets, business valuation, doing due diligence, closing the purchase agreement, and integrating new employees and new ways of doing business. Step-by-step techniques and real-world advice for making successful mergers and acquisitions Covers international laws and regulations How to take advantage of high-value deals Going beyond the case studies of other books, Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies is your one-stop reference for making business growth a success.