Re: Examples of good tech writing?

Subject: Re: Examples of good tech writing?
From: John Cook <john -dot- cook -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 08:31:22 -0600

On 1/10/06, R D <jaguarjam -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> Dear List,
> Do you have a particular book, website, or instruction
> manual that you think really captures excellent
> technical writing? I'm returning to technical writing
> after a long absence and want to get inspired.
> Thanks!
> Rich D.

I keep a copy of Scot Hacker's "The BeOS Bible" on my bookshelf at
work to remind me what clear, effortless writing for a technical
audience can be. The OS is long since mothballed, but the writing in
Scot's tome is both instructive and entertaining. He has a clean,
understandable voice, and while his style is more casual than most
applications will allow, it is what I refer to when I'm looking for
John Cook
Technical Writer / Help Author
john dot cook at gmail dot com

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