As the field of Technical Writing has evolved, so has the eighth edition of Technical English. Known for its direct, no-nonsense writing style, plentiful and varied examples, and step-by-step instruction,Technical English leads students through the many facets of technical communication. The Eighth Edition retains much of the vision of the previous editionsit encompasses written, oral, and visual communicationbut also reflects current practices in the field of technical writing. With continued emphasis on workplace communication, the focus remains on the entire writing process from planning through revision. Technical English emphasizes efficiency in the search for and evaluating information, designing and preparing graphics and other visuals, and choosing appropriate communication technology and media. In addition, the eighth edition suggests guidelines for research, employment, and grammatical usage.Nell Ann Pickett is the author of 'Technical English: Writing, Reading and Speaking (8th Edition)', published 2000 under ISBN 9780321003522 and ISBN 0321003527.