Re: Tech Editing Books

Subject: Re: Tech Editing Books
From: "Avon Murphy" <avonmu -at- home -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 20:42:11 -0700

Steve, I wouldn't be scared by the Amazon reviews of Carolyn Rude's book,
which my tech editing students have found to be well organized, strongly
edited, and filled with excellent resource material.

And you probably want to be super-careful about using the online reviews as
your basis for making your purchasing decision. The one negative review on
the Amazon site (out of only two reviews on the site tonight) makes bizarre
claims not borne out by what you'd see in the book itself. Amazon provides
no guarantee that anyone has edited the volunteer readers' reviews for
quality or fairness.

You might check out reviews in the tech communication journals and on Web
sites that tech communication professionals trust.

Avon Murphy
Technical Editor

----- Original Message -----
From: "sam aeiome" <saeiome -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 6:15 AM
Subject: Tech Editing Books

> I'm interested in buying Carolyn Rude's text on
> technical editing. . . . I'm scared away from Rude's by some Amazon


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