RE: Book recommendations

Subject: RE: Book recommendations
From: Jason Willebeek-LeMair <jlemair -at- cisco -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 11:09:20 -0600

Paula Passarella asked:

"I am a student of technical writing ..., what are some of your favorite
technical writing books?"

Jason provides these recommendations [1]:

1. Books about Writing
Dynamics of Document Design, Karen Schriver
Technical Editing, Carolyn Rude
A Practical Guide to Usability Testing, Joseph Dumas and Janice Redish
Chicago Manual of Style
Microsoft Manual of Style

2. Books about my Subject (maybe more important than group 1)
Cisco Secure Intrusion Detection System
Cisco Security Specialist's Guide to PIX Firewall
Managing Cisco Network Security
Routing TCP/IP Volume I
Routing TCP/IP Volume II

3. Books to Rest the Brain With (maybe more important than groups 1 and 2)
A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin
Hyperion by Dan Simmons (very reminiscent of the Canterbury Tales)
Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
The Trial, Kafka
"Bartleby, The Scrivener" Herman Melville
Anything Dilbert

4. Books to Boost the Kids Up With (definitely more important than groups 1,
2, and 3 at dinner time)
White Pages
Yellow Pages

[1] Caveat--all of these are must-have books if you are exactly like me. If
you differ from me in any way, please feel free to make substitutions.




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