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Before You Begin

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

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

Getting Started

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