Working Writing: A Conversational Textbook on Technical Writing gives readers essential information on how to write well for instructional, informational, or technical purposes. Written as a hands-on course in writing strategies and methods, the book is based on thirty years of the author's real-world experience as a working writer.
The basic premise of Working Writing is that writing which conveys useful information about how to accomplish tasks, make things, and understand the nuts and bolts of the everyday world, is an essential aid to getting things done. By taking the writing seriously and striving to improve, student-writers can gain the skills needed to write successfully. The book addresses topics such as thinking and organizing to write, writing mechanics, developing first drafts, proofreading effectively, editing, and incorporating visuals.
Working Writing teaches students how to collaborate effectively to produce strong technical writing, write funding requests and scientific reports, and develop appropriate writing for public relations and marketing. Conversational, accessible, and practical, the book is well-suited to courses in technical and professional writing.
Dr. Brian Quinn holds both a master's degree and a Ph.D. in American literature and writing from St. John's University in New York City. Currently, Dr. Quinn is an assistant professor in the Department of English and Humanities at Alfred State SUNY College of Technology.