Published on June 19, 2014
The IEEE Professional Communication Society (PCS), with Wiley-IEEE Press, continues its book series titled Professional Engineering Communication with Dr. Robert E. Berger’s A Scientific Approach to Writing for Scientists and Engineers. His unique perspective on how to build sentences, paragraphs, and longer pieces is an exercise in inductive reasoning, applied to the writing issues that so often plague writers in all traditions. He speaks from a place of experience, with decades of technical writing and editing behind him. Berger takes a steady approach to understanding the machinations of sentence building, all the while using examples from the technical fields to bolster his instructional moves.
Gleaned from his years of work as a technical editor and writer, Berger gives readers/uswers “real” examples from extremely technical reports. The book is full of actual written examples from complex communication that spans the sciences and engineering. This book takes core communication ideas and slowly builds the complexity to a level needed for dispersing technical information in a myriad of channels (journal-level writing, dissertations, articles, reports, and university-level work).
And while this isn’t a traditional grammar book or technical writing handbook, it will bring new light to how and why writing in the technical and engineering fields looks and sounds the way that it does. This book is for writers in these fields at all levels. It can easily be a handbook in a classroom, a required reference book for all graduate students, and a handy tool for practicing professionals writing up their work.