Re: Favorite TW Book?

Subject: Re: Favorite TW Book?
From: Steven Brown <stevenabrown -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 05:43:44 -0800 (PST)

Hi Tricia,

FWIW, the only TW book I've used since college is the
Hackos book on managing documentation projects.

My pet peeve with most books about tech writing (as
well as those about other writing genres) is the
discussion of grammar, punctuation, capitalization,
etc. -- basic concepts that should be understood and
mastered before beginning a career in technical
writing. I may be wrong, but I recall these topics
were even covered in graduate-level TW courses; it's
hard to believe that someone pursuing a master's
degree needs to learn about subject-verb agreement or
using the active voice.

Steven Brown

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