FW: Technical Writing Style

Subject: FW: Technical Writing Style
From: Maaike Groenewege <mgr -at- mediasys -dot- nl>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 09:26:02 +0100

Mark Baker wrote:

> How-to is how-to. It is an ancient and venerable art that has been
> successfully practiced in every form and style of language
> from the most
> formal and austere to the most artful and decorated. There
> are no special
> rules and no special style for how-to books.

Couldn't agree more.

I'm still grateful to my university tutor who told me to read Corbett's
"Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student". Technical writing is nothing
new, the Greek invented all the heuristics for us. What a relief! :o)

Have a nice day,

Maaike Groenewege
Technical Writer
Mediasystemen, a Triple P company
The Netherlands

+31 (0)23 5410823
mgr -at- mediasys -dot- nl

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