Top ten books to own

Subject: Top ten books to own
From: Al Barten <barten -at- MMFES1 -dot- PSF -dot- GE -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 1995 11:24:53 -0500

Kimberly -

Here are a few books I find useful (of course they're geared to my
own interests and needs):

- both Tufte books already mentioned

- A Manual of Style (University of Chicago Press)

- Designing and Writing Online Documentation by Wm Horton (John Wiley)

- Illustrating Computer Documentation by Wm Horton (John Wiley)

- Pocket Pal: a graphic arts production handbook (International Paper)

- A good dictionary (take your pick, but it's nice to have access to an
unabridged one)

- Computer dictionaries (I have two and use them to complement each other)

- Any of the XXX for Dummies books (pick your topic - I have Unix and


P.S. My first response (to your address) was returned "Host unknown" - I'm
sending this to the list instead - you may find the list has you down
under the wrong adress.

On Fri, 27 Jan 1995, Kimberley Lackey wrote:

> Technical writers,

> In my ever advancing quest to better myself I am interested in discovering
> other technical writers feel are the top ten books that every technical
> should either own or have read. I look forward to receiving your replies.

> You can e-mail me directly or post it to the list if you think others are as
> addicted to reading as I am.

> Kimberley Lackey
> 97372509 -at- wsuvm1

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