What Every Technical Author Needs to Know

What Every Technical Author Needs to Know

by Evan Butterfield, David Alan Grier


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Publication is a key element of science and engineering, as it not only spreads new ideas and practices but also sustains technical communities. This ReadyNote is intended to help new authors--engineers and scientists who are just beginning to write and publish--prepare technical ideas for publication and protect the publications that contain those ideas. It will also be useful in guiding more experienced authors through commonly misunderstood copyright issues as well as procedures specific to the Computer Society and its parent organization, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

There are many ways of approaching the problem of writing technical articles, publishing information, and protecting ideas. This concise guide presents a few strategies that are simple to use and have been successful in the past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780769548203
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society Press
Publication date: 08/13/2012
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

David Alan Grier is a long-term writer for the IEEE Computer Society and has served as Vice President of Publications for the Society. He is the author of books such as When Computers Were Human (Princeton 2005) and Too Soon to Tell (Wiley-IEEE Computer Society 2009). He writes the column and blog "The Known World" for Computer and, among other courses, has taught composition at the George Washington University. He is currently an associate professor of International Science and Technology Policy.

Evan Butterfield is the Director of Products and Services for the IEEE Computer Society. Previously, he was Vice President of Product Development and Publisher for Kaplan Professional in Chicago and taught college composition classes at George Washington and American Universities in Washington, DC. He received his JD from DePaul University in Chicago and has an unnatural interest in copyright and intellectual property issues. He now lives in Southern California.

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