For courses in Composition and Technical Writing. This desktop guide is part style guide, part grammar book, and part technical writing reference. It consists of hundreds of rules that can help eliminate the flubs and bobbles that find their way onto the computer screen. The rules are organized so that writers can consult the various sections of the book as needed. The Handbook is designed to be a bridge that can support both Basic Composition Skills ... and the subsequent volume, Technical Document Basics.... The manual is intended as a desk reference to accompany the other texts.