Re: best current books for teaching tech writing?

Subject: Re: best current books for teaching tech writing?
From: Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
To: Milan DavidoviÄ <milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2013 14:37:10 -0800


Yes, a clarification:

This is for a developer who is going to remain a developer, and wants to know how to be a better and clearer writer of internal technical material. He is not a career changer; he's not going to be doing single-sourced DITA concepts and tasks at any time. Everything he writes will be in the under-ten-pages range, and probably 90% of it will be on our internal wikis.

He wants to be a better subject matter expert for his particular subject, and to provide better and clearer background information for consumption by other developers and by tech writers. We have a strong emphasis on clear writing company-wide here, and if a developer cannot write they are at a disadvantage to others who can.

That said the books that have been recommended so far are awesome, thank you. Keep sending them and I will compile a list and repost.

Thanks,
Laura


On Dec 3, 2013, at 2:03 PM, Milan DavidoviÄ wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 3:27 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.
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> In the context of his current job, or might he be looking at a career change?
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> --Milan DavidoviÄ
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