Re: best current books for teaching tech writing?

Subject: Re: best current books for teaching tech writing?
From: Charlotte Branth Claussen <charlotteclaussen -at- gmail -dot- com>
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Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2013 22:22:41 +0100

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/Charlotte


2013/12/3 Hannah Drake <hannah -at- formulatrix -dot- com>

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> &
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> Developing Quality Technical Information: A Handbook for Writers and
> Editors
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> On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 3:43 PM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
> wrote:
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> > 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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best current books for teaching tech writing?: From: Laura Lemay
Re: best current books for teaching tech writing?: From: Matthew Helmke
RE: best current books for teaching tech writing?: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: best current books for teaching tech writing?: From: Hannah Drake

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