RE: best current books for teaching tech writing?

Subject: RE: best current books for teaching tech writing?
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: 'Matthew Helmke' <matthew -at- matthewhelmke -dot- com>, "'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 20:43:16 +0000

Ditto on that one.

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Subject: Re: best current books for teaching tech writing?

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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