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Technical Communication Bibliography
Managing Your Documentation Projects
by JoAnn T. Hackos, John Wiley and Sons, 1994.
Design Principles for Desktop Publishers
by Tom Lichty, Scott, Foresman and Company, 1989
"Design That Delivers," in Techniques for Technical Communicators, ed. Barnum
and Carliner, MacMillan, 1993.
Documentation Development Methodology
by Sandra Pakin & Associates, Inc., Publications Division, 6007 N.
Sheridan Rd. Chicago IL, 60660.
Editing by Design
by Jan V. White, 2nd edition, R. R. Bowker Co., 1982.
Effective Documentation: What We Have Learned From Research
by Stephen Doheny-Farina
Guidelinees for Document Designers
by David Felker et al, Document Design Center/American Institutes for
Research, 3333 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007.
How to Communicate Technical Information
by Jonathan Price and Henry Kormans, Benjamin/Cummings, CA.
How to Produce Creative Publications: Traditional Techniques and Computer
by Thomas Bivins and William E. Ryan, NTC Business Books, 1991.
How to Write Usable User Documentation
by Edmond Weiss, The Oryx Press, 1991.
See American Society of indexers for additional pubs: 512-749-4052
Publications include FREELANCERS ON STARTING AND
MAINTAINING AN INDEXING BUSINESS, GENERIC MARKUP OF
ELECTRONIC INDEX MANUSCRIPTS, A GUIDE TO INDEXING SOFTWARE,
INDEXING: A BASIC READING LIST, INDEXING BIOGRAPHIES AND OTHER
STORIES OF HUMAN LIVES, and INDEXING FROM A TO Z.
Indexing from A to Z
by Hans Wellisch
Introduction to Indexing and Abstracting
by Donal and Ana Cleveland
by Stephen Alessi and Stanley Trollip
Computer As Theatre
by Brenda Laurel
Designing Instructional Systems: Decision Making in Course Planning and
by A. J. Romiszowski, Kogan Page, 1981.
Designing Instructional Text
by James Hartley, 2nd edition, Kogan Page, 1987.
Exercises is Instructional Design
by Barbara Seels and Zita Glasgow, Merrill, 1990.
Figuring Things Out - A Trainer's Guide to Needs and Tasks Analysis
by Ron Zemke and Thomas Krmlinger
Instructional Design - Principles and Applications
by Leslie Briggs
Making CBT Happen
by Gloria Grey
Making Instruction Work
by Robert F. Mager
The Nurnberg Funnel, Designing Minimalist Instruction for Practical Computer
by John Carroll, MIT Press, 1990.
The Training Wheel
by Rosaling L. Rogoff
Designing and Writing Online Documents
by William Horton
Electronic Automation As an Alternative to Learning Computer Tasks
by Robert Kruss, Daniel Dionne, and Elizabeth Weise, Rensselaer
by Robert E. Horn, The Lexington Institute, 80 Marret Road, Lexington,
Online Help: Design and Evaluation
by T. M. Duffy, J. E. Palmer, B. Mehlenbacher, Ablex, 1992.
User-Interface Design Considerations for CD-ROM
by Teresa Lau, Sun microsystems Corporation.
Graphic Communication Today
by Theodore E. Conover, West Publishing, 1985.
Graphic Design for the Electronic Age
by Jan V. White, Watson-Guptill, 1988.
by Edward Tufte
Illustrating Computer Documentation: The Art of Presenting Information
Graphically on Paper and Online
by William Horton, Wiley and Sons, 1991.
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
by Edward Tufte
Handbook of Business Writing
by Brusaw, Alred, and Oliu.
Handbook of Technical Writing
by Brusaw, Alred, and Oliu.
Reporting Technical Information
Houp and Pearsall
Style: Toward Clarity and Grace
by Joseph M. Williams, Tools of the Trade, 3148-B Duke Street,
Alexandria, VA 22314-4523 (800) 827-8665
Technical Writing: Principles, Strategies, & Readings
by Diana Reep
Technical Writing: Situations and Strategies
St. Martin's Press
Writing Better User Documentation
by John Brockman, 2nd edition, Wiley, 1990.
Writing for the Computer Industry
by Kristin Woolever
Inteviewing Practices for Technical Writers
by Earl McDowell, Baywood Publishing Company, Inc, 1991.