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Subject:RE: best current books for teaching tech writing? From:"Connie Giordano" <connie -at- therightwords -dot- com> To:"'Laura Lemay'" <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Tue, 3 Dec 2013 16:18:31 -0500
In addition to the great suggestions you've gotten so far, I'd add Lee
LeFever's "The Art of Explanation" which is a fairly quick read, and
provides some good conceptual information and some useful thinking for
beyond the traditional user manual approach.
Connie Giordano (non-List Moderator incarnation)
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Subject: best current books for teaching tech writing?
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
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
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