Guides for ERADCOM Formal Reports.
HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD
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A stylebook has been produced to assist authors, editors, and production personnel in the preparation of scientific and technical reports. Thus, guidelines are directed specifically to the different groups who write, edit, type, lay out copy, and prepare reports for the printer. Part I which will interest production personnel describes and illustrates mechanical aspects of report preparation, such as format, treatment of tables and figures, pagination, classification markings, and proper referencing. Part II which will be most helpful to authors and editors addresses standards of style, grammar, and usage. Also included is an annotated bibliography, which lists many of the most easily obtainable and well-known references for grammar, correct usage, and technical writing. Some of the information included was summarized from the applicable Army regulations that govern the preparation of scientific and technical reports other information was adapted from established editorial policies that have been adopted or approved by activities of the Electronics Research and Development Command ERADCOM. Although these guidelines were compiled primarily for the ERADCOM activities, they are applicable to the production of any formal scientific and technical reports that are issued by or for the Department of Defense.
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