Table of contents for Writing for the government / Libby Allison, Miriam Williams.

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WRITING FOR THE GOVERNMENT: COMMUNICATING IN 
CULTURAL CONTEXTS
Table of Contents
Foreword by Series Editor Sam Dragga
Preface
PART I: GOVERNMENT WRITING: THEORY, PRINCIPLES, AND 
ETHICS
Chapter 1 Introduction
Principles and Approaches
Audience, Purpose, and Cultural Context
Knowing an Audience
Demographics of an Audience
Level of Knowledge and Expertise of an Audience
Professional and Personal Needs of an Audience
How Government Writers Get to Know Their Audience(s)
Summary and Looking Forward
Activities and Assignments
Works Cited
Chapter 2 Purpose and Cultural Context
Process Writing, Social Interchange, and Cultural Context
Purpose in Writing
Purpose and Genres
Discourse Conventions in Government Writing Government Writing
Genres and Discourse Conventions
Ethical Issues in Cultural Contexts
Social and Cultural Ethics
Copyright, Plagiarism, and Other Ethical Matters
Style Guides
Technological Factors
Organizational Culture and Ethics
Personal Ethics and Government Writer Ethos
Summary and Looking Forward
Activities and Assignments
Works Cited
PART II: WRITING TO MAKE POLICY
Chapter 3: Rules and Regulations
The Purpose of Rules
Rules or Laws?
Rule Writing in Context
Audience for Rules
Collaborative Nature of Rule Writing
Stakeholders in Rule Writing
	Subject Matter Experts
	Legal, Fiscal, and Technology Experts
	The Public
	Editors
Summary and Looking Forward
Activities and Assignments
Works Cited
Chapter 4: Policy Handbooks and Manuals, and Guides
The Purpose of Government Handbooks
Policy Handbooks and Manuals in Context
Audience for Policy Handbooks and Manuals
Style Guides and Organization of Policy Handbooks
	Handbook Cover
	Overview, Foreword, or Preface
	Body
	References, Glossaries, Appendices, and Index
	Government Agency Style Guides
Collaborative Nature of Handbook Writing
Writing, Editing, and Publishing Policy Handbooks
	Summary and Looking Forward
Activities and Assignments
Works Cited
Chapter 5: Policy Memorandums
Purpose of Policy Memos
Policy Memos in Context
Audience for Policy Memos
Components of Persuasive Memorandum
Summary and Looking Forward
Activities and Assignments
Works Cited
Chapter 6: Public Policy Reports
Purpose of Government Policy Reports
	Government Policy Reports Investigate a Problem
	Government Policy Reports Explain Past Events or Results of Inquiry
	Government Policy Reports Serve as Tools for Advocacy
Government Policy Reports Prescribe Steps for Policy Implementation and Enforcement
Government Policy Reports in Context
	Economic Constraints
	Sociopolitical Constraints
	National Security Constraints
	Scientific and Technological Constraints
Audience for Government Policy Reports
Components of Government Reports
	Summary and Looking Forward
Activities and Assignments
Works Cited
PART III: WRITING TO COMMUNICATE POLICY ISSUES TO 
AGENCIES AND THE PUBLIC
Chapter 7: Government Grants and Proposals
Purpose of Government Grants and Proposals
	Grants in Aid
	Funding the Public
	Grant Proposals
Proposal Writing in Context
	Adherence to Strict and Complex Guidelines
	Competitive Nature of Proposal Writing
	Lengths and Complexity of the Proposal Development Process
	Personal Accountability and Ethical Dilemmas
Audience for Government Proposals
	Summary and Looking Forward
Activities and Assignments
Works Cited
Chapter 8: Government Websites
Audience, Purpose, and Cultural Context
Genre and Purpose
	Genres of Websites
Writing Website Content
	How Users Read Websites
	Readability Analysis of Websites
	Plain Language Movement
	Languages Other than English
Writing Techniques for the Web
Chunking Style of Writing
Card Sorting as Organizing
Chunking and Sorting
Content Writing, Visual Thinking, and Headings
 Methods of Getting to Know Your Audience and Their Needs
	Feedback
	Usability Testing
	Personas
	Applying Personas
Information Architecture
	Site Indexes and Maps
Content Inventory
	Content Management Systems (CMS)
Technology Inventory
	Code
	Reading HTML
Design Inventory
	The Homepage
	Visual Displays
		Charts
		Drawings
		Graphs
		Maps
		Tables
Multimedia
Style Guides and Templates
	Style Guides
	Style Sheets
	Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
	Templates
Legal and Ethical Inventory
	Accessibility
	Other Requirements and "Best Practices"
	Other Important Legal and Ethical Matters
Government Websites in the Future
Activities and Assignments
Works Cited
PART IV: CASE STUDIES
Case Study 1: Hurricane Katrina
Activities and Assignments
Works Cited
Case Study 2: Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD)
	Activities and Assignments
	Works Cited
Case Study 3: The Nonprofit Organization and Government Documents: The 
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
	Activities and Assignments
	Works Cited
	Resource List for Nonprofits and Legislative Advocacy
Glossary
U.S. Department of Justice List of Departments and Agencies
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Government report writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Government report writing -- United States.
Authorship -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.