RE: Question about "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Technical Writing"

Subject: RE: Question about "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Technical Writing"
From: Krista Van Laan <kvanlaan -at- silverspringnet -dot- com>
To: Richard L Hamilton <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 18:55:47 -0700

We're still kicking around some ideas for titles. I haven't got that far. Since the book has reverted to us, we are planning to do it as a publish-on-demand book, so we don't need to have a title just yet. I do agree with Tony's suggestion to make it about technical communication instead of technical writing.

Krista

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From: Richard L Hamilton [dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net]
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 3:07 PM
To: Krista Van Laan
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Question about "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Technical Writing"

Krista,

At the risk of starting a sub-thread about the new title, what is the new title:-)?

Richard Hamilton
On Jun 20, 2011, at 12:41 PM, Krista Van Laan wrote:

> I don't keep up with TECHWR-L so much anymore, so I was surprised and pleased to see my name. (Thanks, Craig!) We're actually working on an update for this book which I hope to have out early in 2012. The easily offended will be happy to learn that the book will have a new title without the word "Idiot" in it, since the rights reverted to the authors. That was so depressing on amazon.com to see people giving it zero stars when they admitted they hadn't read it, just because they didn't like the title for the series.
>
> Krista Van Laan
>
> Message: 14
> Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2011 09:51:06 -0400
> From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
> To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Subject: RE: Question about "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Technical
> Writing"
> Message-ID:
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>
> There are cheap, used copies for sale in good condition.
>
> P.S.: I was amused that some Amazon reader-reviewers were offended by
> the book's title.
>
> P.P.S.: Oddly, this thread isn't in the TECHWR-L mailing list archive
> for June 2011.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cardimon, Craig
> Sent: Friday, June 10, 2011 12:54 PM
> To: 'techwr-l -at- techwr-l -dot- com'
> Subject: Question about "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Technical
> Writing"
>
> Does anyone know if "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Technical Writing"
> (2001), by Krista Van Laan and Catherine Julian, is going to be
> updated?
>
> The 10-year old book continues to earn solid reviews. The list price is
> $16.95, but I've seen it selling for around $80.
>
> I still have my copy on my desk. I had put so many sticky notes on so
> many pages, I finally had to remove them.
>
> I also highlighted so many passages, it looks like a Technicolor Dream
> Reference.
>
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