RE: Looking for a book

Subject: RE: Looking for a book
From: "Sharon Burton" <sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com>
To: "'Margaret Hassall'" <margaret -dot- hassall -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2009 18:35:40 -0700

The class is all project management, so it's important that the text be as
much project management as possible.

But these are good ideas and I appreciate them!


Sharon Burton

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From: Margaret Hassall [mailto:margaret -dot- hassall -at- gmail -dot- com]
Sent: Saturday, October 03, 2009 6:15 PM
To: sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com
Subject: Re: Looking for a book

A book you might look at is:
Developing Quality Technical Information: A Handbook for Writers and
Editors, Second Edition
by Gretchen Hargis

It is more writing process than project management, but as well as writing
for clarity, completeness, etc, it covers task analysis, organisation,
testing and editing. I like it for its checklists at the back. Not sure how
well it fits your project management focus. Hackos is probably still the
best for that, but the new edition does have a lot more corporate portfolio
management information.


On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 3:47 AM, Sharon Burton <sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com>

I'm teaching Tech Writing project management this winter and am looking for
a text. I've always used Hackos's book but it's getting long in the tooth.


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