Re: Style Guide for Technical Writers

Subject: Re: Style Guide for Technical Writers
From: "Jesse N. Alexander" <lexiconix -at- worldnet -dot- att -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L digest" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2000 08:11:01 -0500

Here are my favorite style guides:

Blake, Gary and Robert W. Bly. "The Elements of Technical Writing."
Macmillan General Reference: NY. 1993. ISBN 0-02-013085-6 (This one is
short, sweet and to the point.)

Brusaw, Charles, Gerald Alred, Walter Oliu. "Handbook of Technical Writing"
St. Martin's Press: NY. 1997. ISBN 0-312-13289-1.(I still have the copy from
a tech writing course I took in college 20 years ago (published in 1976). I
like the spiral-bound fifth addition because it lays flat like the Gregg
manuals. There is a new addition for 2000)

Microsoft. "Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications" Microsoft
press. 1998. ISBN 1-57231-890-2 (It's written by Microsoft...but don't let
that discourage you...)

Rubens, Philip. ed. "Science and Technical Writing: a Manual of Style" Henry
Holt: NY. 1992. ISBN 0-8050-3091-3. (This book has great illustrations, and
examples!)

Walker, Janice and Todd Taylor. "The Columbia Guide to Online Style"
Columbia University press: NY. 1998. ISBN 0-231-10789-7. (I stumbled on this
gem in a used bookstore. Most of the book is focused on how to cite
e-material for scholarly papers.)

Jesse Alexander, BSEE, M.Eng.
Lexiconix Design, Inc.
PO Box 1730
Montclair, NJ 07042
http://lexiconix.home.att.net/
mailto:lexiconix -at- worldnet -dot- att -dot- net

 






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