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Before You Begin

The Mayfield Handbook of Technical & Scientific Writing is an effective and efficient tool for writers, students, teachers, and managers at all levels. It addresses the writing processes, strategies, and organizational skills necessary to produce effective technical and scientific documentation. It covers all standard types and elements of technical and scientific documents and provides a comprehensive treatment of grammar, mechanics, organization, and style. In addition, it provides entries designed specifically for writers who are non-native speakers of English.

This electronic version includes the Mayfield Handbook in its entirety. It also utilizes the capabilities of the most common World Wide Web (WWW) browsers and word processing programs to provide writers, peer reviewers, teachers, and managers with four unique and effective software tools to aid in the production and review of technical and scientific documents.

Getting Started

If you are using Windows 3.1 or Windows 95, continue on to Chapter 2. If you are using a Macintosh, skip to Chapter 3.

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