Re: best current books for teaching tech writing?

Subject: Re: best current books for teaching tech writing?
From: Hannah Drake <hannah -at- formulatrix -dot- com>
To: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2013 16:05:26 -0500

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On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 3:43 PM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com> wrote:

> Ditto on that one.
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> 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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Re: best current books for teaching tech writing?: From: Matthew Helmke
RE: best current books for teaching tech writing?: From: Cardimon, Craig

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