Technical Writing Murder Mystery

Subject: Technical Writing Murder Mystery
From: Karen Kay <karenk -at- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 1994 10:40:29 -0800

For those of you are into murder mysteries, I just finished
_Growing Light_ by Martha Conley, St. Martin's Press, 1993.
The hero is a woman who applies for a job as a technical
editor and then discovers she has to rewrite everything. As
a mystery, this book is adequate, but not great.

The first half of the book has to with the hero's job. The
product that the company sells is a program w/ underground
sensors that help manage everything from a small garden to
a farm. (Kind of a neat idea, I think.) Here are some of
the features she's expected to document: an Auras option
(you pass the Aura Appreciator around your body and the
program assimilates your aura and uses it to focus the
flow of your gardening energy) and a Past Lives Information
Input Device.

I found the book screamingly funny. Oh--need I say that
it takes place in Northern California?!

karenk -at- netcom -dot- com

Previous by Author: Ownership aof written work and the net
Next by Author: Re: Politeness
Previous by Thread: Re: On multiple indexes
Next by Thread: Re: Bonnie's comments on indexes

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads