Re: Looking for examples of well-written assembly procedures

Subject: Re: Looking for examples of well-written assembly procedures
From: Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
To: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- ga -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 27 May 2013 13:33:57 -0700


Look to car repair manuals, Chilton, Haynes, etc. You might be able to find some examples online.

John Muir's How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive is a classic of the genre (and of technical writing in general), although it is quite wordy by today's standards.

Laura

On May 22, 2013, at 6:44 PM, Janoff, Steven wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> Currently working on a document that provides step-by-step procedures for shop techs on how to assemble a large, fairly complex piece of electro-mechanical equipment.
>
> I'm wondering if anyone has come across any publicly available procedures like this that they find to be exceptionally well written, clear, simple, etc.
>
> Two-person carry, if that helps with dimensions (I'm hedging with details).
>
> The typical step in this procedure begins with words such as "Install," "Attach," "Secure," "Mount," "Fasten," etc., etc.
>
> Hardware is involved -- this is what you'd expect to give the guys on the shop floor and have them come out with an assembled unit.
>
> I have in-house examples to use as models, but I want to get a broader perspective, see if I can glean anything from other work that might be helpful or insightful.
>
> Thank you very much for any help you can give on this one! (It's not essential, just a nice-to-have.)
>
> Steve
>
> PS - I'll do some searching on Google in the interim. Just thought you guys might have some "faves" that you've come across in your career.
>
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