TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION TODAY, Second Edition Richard Johnson-Sheehan Whether you are a college student shaping your future or a professional building your qualifications, Technical Communication Today will prepare you for todays information-based technical workplace. Richard Johnson-Sheehan wrote Technical Communication Today to reflect how todays students learn and technical communicators workon the computer. Johnson-Sheehans driving principle is that the computer is the center of todays communication, and that beyond being a word processor, its a thinking and writing tool. An emphasis on the activity of producing effective documents mirrors the reality of the technical workplace; the processes explained in the text are those followed by technical communicators. Johnson-Sheehan consistently applies rhetorical principles to guide you to creating audience-centered, result-driven documents for todays reader. The books chunked design makes it highly navigable and scannable. This format allows you to raid the book for the information needed to complete a task. www.ablongman.com/johnson-sheehan The Companion Website, created concurrently with the Technical Communication Today, is a portal designed to work side-by-side with the text. You can do research, find various examples, learn new communication strategies, and download worksheets. Johnson-Sheehan is a regular presence on the website, available for questions and comments. MyTechCommLab www.mytechcommlab.com MyTechCommLab offers the best multimedia resources for technical writing in one easy-to-use place. Students will find model documents, guidelines, tutorials, and exercises for writing, grammar, and research. Features include: Actual examples of technical documents in the Model Documents Gallery and Interactive documents collection. Step-by-step guidance through the writing process with activities and exercises. The online reference of library e-books, includes Visual Communication and Workplace Literacy readers. Practice and assessment with grammar skills Access to the Research Navigator Web site for step-by-step guidance through the research process, discipline-specific library guides, and citation guidelines including MLA and APA. Students also receive access to EBSCOs ContentSelect and Link Library. A new Research Navigator feature is the AutoCite bibliography maker! If your textbook did not come with a student access card, go to www.mytechcommlab.com to purchase an access code.Johnson-Sheehan, Richard is the author of 'Technical Communication Today', published 2007 under ISBN 9780321457585 and ISBN 0321457587.