ln technical writing , the introduction typically includes one or more standard subsections: abstract or summary, preface , acknowledgments, and foreword . Alternatively, the section labeled introduction itself may be a brief section found side-by-side with abstract, foreword, etc. (rather than containing them). In this case the set of sections that come before the body of the book are known as the front matter . When the book is divided into numbered chapters, by convention the introduction and any other front-matter sections are unnumbered and precede chapter 1.
Kieran Morgan is a veteran of numerous technical writing and process-related projects. He’s worked in roles such as technical documentation project manager, senior technical writer, technical writer and business analyst for some of Australia’s highest-profile companies including Cochlear and Leighton Contractors. He’s also worked on the other side of the fence, as a product manager and editor in the non-fiction legal publishing industry, working for international publishing icons Thomson Reuters and LexisNexis. He even had a stint as proofreader at Australian advertising icon George Patterson Y&R. His company, Better On Paper Publications, is the official publisher of this book.