Table of contents for Good style : writing for science and technology / John Kirkman.

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Preface to the second edition
1	Style as choice 
2	Sentence length and complexity
3	Weight and familiarity of vocabulary
4	Specialist vocabulary: jargon
5	'Fashionable' words
6	'Roundabout' and unusual phrasing
7	Excessive pre-modification
8	Use of nouns as pre-modifiers
9	Abstraction
10	Excessive 'nominalization'
11	Verbs: tense and voice
12	Verbs: impersonal vs first-person constructions
13	Verbs: impersonal vs second-person constructions
14	Punctuation
15	Tone: in hard copy and in on-screen text
16	Avoiding 'distorted' English in computer-related texts
17	Style for instructions
18	Style for descriptive and explanatory writing
19	Specifications
20	Style for correspondence
21	Writing for international audiences: general policy
22	Writing for international audiences: writing for 'expert' readers
23	Writing for international audiences: writing for students
24	Writing for readers who do not understand English
25	On avoiding ambiguity
Appendix	Which style do scientific readers prefer? Evidence from surveys. 
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Technical writing.