RE: Favorite TW Book?

Subject: RE: Favorite TW Book?
From: Mike West <Mike -dot- West -at- oz -dot- quest -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 12:25:51 +1100

> What is your favorite
> technical writing
> book?

If you're just getting started, I'd recommend "How
to Write a Computer Manual" by Jonathan Price.
Unfortunately it's out of print. Caveat: it assumes
you already know how to write. If you don't, then
don't bother--read management books instead
and leave writing to others.

If you want to see how good technical writing can
be when people's lives actually depend on it, read
the journals and field reports of Lewis and Clark.
(Teribel spelers tho!)

Mike W
Melbourne, Australia

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