Re: best current books for teaching tech writing?

Subject: Re: best current books for teaching tech writing?
From: Jim Jones <han4yu3 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Matthew Helmke <matthew -at- matthewhelmke -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2013 14:42:59 -0600

Sides, Charles H.: *How to Write and Present Technical Information*, 3rd
edition, Oryx, 1999.

East-to-read and digest, short chapters. About 30 chapters.

Jim Jones [BA in Linguistics, MA in process, STC DCSA]

Technical editing, other

[available now for off-site, well-defined and quick work]

linkedin.com/in/jimxlat
On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 2:30 PM, Matthew Helmke <matthew -at- matthewhelmke -dot- com>wrote:

> 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, ..
>


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Re: best current books for teaching tech writing?: From: Matthew Helmke

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