TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Kathi DeGuzman asked:
Can anyone recommend a good book [on tech editing] to get a few theories,
etc. under my belt.
First, I'd like to second Geoff Hart's recommendation of Copyediting-l --
it's a great group of people, all of whom are word lovers. It is pretty
high-volume, but manageable, at least for me.
Moving on, one of the best books on Tech. Editing that I've read is
_Technical Editing_ (surprised?) by Judith Tarutz. It's a great
book/workbook, for the beginner or intermediate technical editor. It has
explanatory text, examples (both of things she's done and for you to do),
and checklists of things to watch out for. It's not a difficult read, and
uses informal language and humor to keep your attention. And it's pretty
good-sized, so it'll look impressive on your bookshelf when you've finished
Hope this helps!
RDI / FT Energy
sthompson -at- ftenergy -dot- com
"It is astonishing how short a time it takes for very wonderful things to
happen." - Frances Hodgson Burnett
*** Deva(tm) Tools for Dreamweaver and Deva(tm) Search ***
Build Contents, Indexes, and Search for Web Sites and Help Systems
Available 4/30/01 at http://www.devahelp.com or info -at- devahelp -dot- com
Sponsored by DigiPub Solutions Corp, producers of PDF 2001 Conference East,
June 4-6, Baltimore, MD. Now covering Acrobat 5. Early registration deadline
April 27. http://www.pdfconference.com.
You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/ for more resources and info.