Re: best current books for teaching tech writing?

Subject: Re: best current books for teaching tech writing?
From: Matthew Helmke <matthew -at- matthewhelmke -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2013 14:30:30 -0600

The best I've read is The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing by Krista
Van Laan.


On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 2:27 PM, Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com> wrote:

>
> I had a developer co-worker timidly ask me this morning about books for
> learning technical writing, because he wants to do more of it.
>
> Although my first reaction was "wow, books, how 1990s," I do want to
> encourage my eager developer. I am, however, a good 25
> years out of technical writing school, and I don't have a clue what the
> kids are doing these days.
>
> Do any of you have recommendations for good, practical books on tech
> writing? This guy doesn't necessarily need a rundown on current tools
> and/or structure, but is probably looking for general best practices for
> understanding your audience, organizing your thoughts, be
> correct/concise/clear, etc.
>
> Thanks!
> Laura
>
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