Re: Resources for learning Structured Writing?

Subject: Re: Resources for learning Structured Writing?
From: "Stuart Burnfield" <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:26:52 +0800

_Okay, last attempt at searching for this. I'm still getting great
responses but they don't address what I want, so let me try one more
time to be specific._

_I'm looking for a way to learn Information Mapping, as it was
developed in the 1960s (and beyond, to the extent it's been improved),
WITHOUT going through the "official" Information Mapping company._
If you're training your people to be TWs in 1989 this would be one
good way to go about it, assuming you could find IM resources without
the IM branding. But the field has moved on.

You said:
> it became clear that whether or not one migrates to DITA,
> learning the skill of structured writing is a good idea.

> Therefore: Does anyone know of any good resources for learning this
skill?

I still think Developing Quality Technical Information is an excellent
resource for learning structured writing, whether it's ultimately
applied in a DITA environment or not. I might have misled you when i
said:
_Chapters 3, 5, 9 & 10 are the most apt for structured writing and
DITA, but the rest of the book contains plenty of good general advice
for TWs._
It is certainly 'apt for DITA' but I don't think there is a single
reference to DITA or tags anywhere in the book (at least in the
edition we have here).

As the title says, it's about how to develop quality technical
information, not 'tech writing the DITA way'.

--- Stuart


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