Re: Recommended books on tech writing

Subject: Re: Recommended books on tech writing
From: jsokohl -at- mac -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2003 07:30:00 -0700

On my shelf and that I refer to regularly, here are a few of my titles:

Line by Line: How to Improve Your Own Writing by Claire Cook
The Professional Writer: A Guide for Advanced Technical Writing by Alred,
Oliu, & Brusaw
Handbook of Technical Writing also by Alred, Oliu, & Brusaw
Developing Quality Technical Information: A Handbook for Writers and
Editors by Gretchen Hargis
How to Communicate Technical Information: A Handbook of Software and
Hardware Documentation
Read Me First! A Style Guide for the Computer Industry by the Sun Tech
Pubs team
Managing Your Documentation Projects by JoAnn Hackos
Illustrating Computer Documentation by Bill Horton
CMS 14th ed. (wanna get the 15th, though)

The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
Things That Make Us Smart by Don Norman
Information Architecture for the World Wide Web by Rosenfeld & Morville
Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web by Christina Wodtke
Elements of User Experience by Jesse James Garrett
About Face 2.0: The Essentials of Interaction Design by Alan Cooper
The Inmates are Running the Asylum also by Alan Cooper
Information Appliances by Eric Bergman
The Invisible Computer: Why Good Products Can Fail, the Personal Computer
Is So Complex, and Information Appliances Are the Solution by Don Norman

Robin Williams' Design Workshop by Robin Williams and John Tollett
A Nondesigner's Design Book by Robin Williams
Information Architects by Richard Saul Wurman
Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works by Erik Spiekerman
All the Tufte books



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