Re: book recommendation for technical writers....

Subject: Re: book recommendation for technical writers....
From: Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 09:13:20 -0400

I would also add "The Careful Writer, A Modern Guide to English Usage," by Theodore Bernstein, Atheneum, ISBN 0-689-70555-7, and "Getting the Words Right: How to Revise, Edit and Rewrite," by Theodore A. Rees Cheney, Writer's Digest Books, ISBN 0-89879-114-6. Those, with Strunk & White, a good dictionary and some talent will get you a long way regardless of whether you are technical writing or creating the next blockbuster.

My two cents.....


Nuckols, Kenneth M wrote:

Andy said...

Hello, would anyone out there have one or two recommendations for
technical writing books? I'm currently going through a TW certificate
program and would like a good book that would explain "best practices"
for technical writing.



Sorry for coming to this thread late but I was out Friday.

I got my BA in Technical Writing in 1990. I remember in my first class
in the major on the first day the professor said, "If you had to be a
Technical Writer and you were only able to use one book, use _Elements
of Style_ by Strunk & White. (Now in 4th Edition, Longman Publishers,
ISBN 0-205-30902-X).


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