Re: Examples of good tech writing?

Subject: Re: Examples of good tech writing?
From: Bryan Sherman <bsherm -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 17:45:39 -0500

Well, there is often discussion on this mailing list that Tech Writing
is more than just software (my area). In that spirit my choice is a
little off the wall, but I was definitely inspired by it.

"I'm Just Here for More Food: Food x Mixing + Heat = Baking" by Alton Brown.

He takes a very broad subject (baking) and comes up with a very good
organizing "gimick" (Mixing Method).

In addition he uses formatting very effectively to convey information,
and has a nice feature of a fold out that covers the basics of each
mixing method, so that the quick reference for that method is
available to all of the recipes in that method.

I also think he uses a nice mix of humor with the instructions. Humor,
as stated, can be a risky proposition, but I think it pays dividends
for him.


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.

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