Re: User Documentation Book Suggestions

Subject: Re: User Documentation Book Suggestions
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:13:11 -0800

Looks like Rude wrote the third and fourth editions and Eaton is
coauthor on the fifth. Academic publishers revise books unnecessarily
to try to force sales of new editions instead of used editions.
Sometimes the newer editions are worse.

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&tn=technical+editing

On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 7:37 AM, Daniel Friedman
<daniel -dot- friedman42 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Tony, it seems to be the same book, but everyone on this thread has listed
> a different author for it. The one I used at the Seneca College program was
> by Carolyn D. Rude.
>
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 11:42 PM, Kate Schneider <kateschneider42 -at- gmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
>> We used this "Technical Editing," by Carolyn Rude & Angela Eaton, in my
>> class at Northeastern. Good book, but woooooo, expensive.
>>
>> > On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, Monuck Melikian <cmelikian -at- mac -dot- com
>> > <javascript:;>> wrote:
>> >
>> > > I recommend "Technical Editing: The Practical Guide for Editors and
>> > > Writers"
>> > > by Judith Tarutz, 1992. It wasn't published recently, but it is still
>> an
>> > > excellent reference. It is currently available from Amazon for $35.02.
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Follow-Ups:

References:
User Documentation Book Suggestions: From: Naomi L Burnett
RE: User Documentation Book Suggestions: From: Monuck Melikian
Re: User Documentation Book Suggestions: From: Tony Chung
Re: User Documentation Book Suggestions: From: Kate Schneider
Re: User Documentation Book Suggestions: From: Daniel Friedman

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