Editor: Denis Alamargot
Editor: Patrice Terrier
Editor: Jean-Marie Cellier
Hardback: ISBN: Pages: 306 Price: U.S. $ 150
In the workplace, written communication is key to transmitting and preserving information. How to produce efficient and professional documents is, therefore, a decisive question for all companies and institutions. "Written Documents in the Workplace" addresses this need by bridging the gap between fundamental writing and reading research, and issues of efficacy with respect to written communication in the workplace. The Editors have selected specific topics and invited eminent linguists, psychologists and ergonomists around the world to contribute state-of-the-art reviews.
The book is divided into three parts. The first provides a linguistic definition of professional documents, explaining differences in type and genre; the second part focuses on the mental mechanisms involved in writing in the workplace, while the third is dedicated to the comprehension of the written documents themselves. There are also recommendations to professional writers; ways to improve on surface form and content structure are discussed and design guidelines provided in the form of in-depth reviews and illustrated examples. Pictograms, blogs, animated procedures, task- guidance systems, 'the professional translator' and 'the writer at school' are all additional features to be found in this new Studies in Writing volume.
Cutting across the diverse fields of text linguistics, cognitive psychology and human factors, this book will dramatically strengthen the writing abilities of the reader, leaving them better equipped to produce more usable documents at work.
Section Table of Contents Section A. Defining professional documents Section B. Composing documents Section C. Understanding documents
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