Re: tech writer bookshelf

Subject: Re: tech writer bookshelf
From: Michele Davis <michele -at- krautgrrl -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 11:18:00 -0600

I meant writing grad school, not tech writing grad school.

I went to grad school for writing and it had a strictly writing focus. I focused on
nonfiction and short story classes and my writing dramatically improved.


Elizabeth Ross wrote:

> Michelle has some good points, but I disagree with her regarding grad
> school. Graduate school tends to have an extremely academic focus on
> technical writing which often doesn't mean diddly in the corporate world. If
> you want to take classes to write better, I would recommend a continuing
> education course in English composition. For myself, the Editor's
> Association of Canada offers some excellent courses in editing and indexing
> that have proved invaluable to my work.
> I use the Chicago Manual of Style, although I hear the Sun book is excellent
> as well. We also refer to NASA SP-7084 "Grammar, Punctuation, and
> Capitalization: A Handbook for Technical Writers and Editors," available in
> PDF format at

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