Re: Summary of examples of GOOD Technical Writing

Subject: Re: Summary of examples of GOOD Technical Writing
From: "Dick Margulis " <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 12:01:33 -0400

jsokohl -at- mac -dot- com wrote:

>Hi all,
>Well, my request for examples of really good tech writing elicted only four

Sorry, I meant to submit this last night but I forgot. I ran across an example of GREAT technical writing this weekend.

Go to the kitchen remodeling center at Home Depot and pick up their planning kit. It has catalogs from a few cabinet makers. One of them stands out, and it is helpful to have the others for comparison so you can see just how good it is. I believe the brand is Schwenk or Schenk (sorry, I don't have it in front of me). In any case, their logo is an Amish-style horse and buggy silhouette; so that should narrow it down.

At the back of the catalog is a planning guide that walks you through EVERYTHING you need to think about in planning a kitchen and getting it installed. My SO was thinking about cabinet styles and floor plans, perusing all the other catalogs, and I just stayed fixated on how well this document was written and presented. The others (including better known brands) paled by comparison.

Kudos to whoever wrote it!


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