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Subject:Re: Good, recent books for beginners in TW From:"Lech Rzedzicki" <xchaotic -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"Yves Barbion" <yves -dot- barbion -at- gmail -dot- com> Date:Mon, 4 Feb 2008 14:09:02 +0000
Thanks for the suggestion, they're using topic-based authoring,but
they're not using DITA. Judging by the process in place, they won't
make the switch anytime soon.
On Feb 4, 2008 1:49 PM, Yves Barbion <yves -dot- barbion -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
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> Lech Rzedzicki wrote:
> Oh, and just to clarify: the writing done there is end-user
> documentation (user guides in PDF and print, context-sensitive Online
> Help) for software in Life Sciences industry. But I'd rather stress on
> software (issues like versioning etc) rather than the industry.
> On Feb 4, 2008 1:42 PM, Lech Rzedzicki <xchaotic -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> I recently met a couple of folks from a brand new technical writing
> They have no prior expertise in Technical Writing and have asked for
> my book recommendations.
> Fortunately or not, I haven't been in touch with books for TW
> beginners for a while now.
> From my recollection, the best resources for learning have been Sun
> Readme 1st, Microsoft Manual of Style as well as numerous articles in
> Intercom. Last but not least, many threads on techwr-l and STC sigs
> gave me good insight into the problems associated with TW. Still, I
> think a good introductory book is a must, so I'm eagerly awaiting your
> Best regards,
> Lech Rzedzicki
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