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The Naval Institute guide to naval writing, 3d ed.


The Naval Institute guide to naval writing, 3d ed.

Shenk, Robert.

Naval Institute Press


328 pages




Directed at the specific needs of the naval community, this writing manual covers all aspects of writing required by naval personnel, and is based on interviews with hundreds of practicing naval professionals. Shenk, a naval officer who taught English at two service academies and now directs a technical writing program at the University of New Orleans, provides advice on writing documents such as performance evaluations, directives, point papers, award justifications, and promotion letters, as well as professional articles and news releases. Guidelines on speaking and briefing are also included. Chapters use actual documents as examples, and offer guidance on answering congressional inquiries, conducting legal investigations, and submitting budget requests. A 30-page handbook section covers numbers used in titles of military units, in addition to capitalization, punctuation, abbreviations, and acronyms.

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