BOOKS: Updated List, 10 Additions

Subject: BOOKS: Updated List, 10 Additions
From: Gregory Keith <GKeith -at- DELRINA -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 18 May 1995 10:07:00 PDT

Tech-Netheads;

Here it is again, my oh-so-impartial list of good books (although I haven't
cited any Good Books). Additions:

- Four big-name documentation style guides
- Web URL for MacMillan
- MS Computer Dictionary
- two books on hypertext
- one book on legal issues and the net
- int'l tech comm book.

If you have any additions/details/suggestions/criticisms, please flame me
personally.

Greg

Gregory Keith
Documentation Specialist
Delrina Canada
gkeith -at- delrina -dot- com
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TECHNICAL WRITING: BOOKS AND REFERENCE SOURCES
(Last updated May 15/95)

When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and
clothes - Erasmus


APPROACHES
Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Learning to Give, Take and Use Instructions,
by Richard Saul Wurman. (Bantam, 1992). Hardcover $29.50 (Can). ISBN
0-55-307425-3.

Handbook of Technical Writing, by Charles T. Brusaw, Gerald J. Alred and
Walter E. Oliu. 4th edition. (St. Martin's Press, 1993). 800+ pages.

How to Write and Present Technical Information, by Charles H. Sides. 2nd
ed.(Phoenix: Oryx Press, 19??).

Mark My Words, by Peggy Smith. (Alexandria, VA: Editorial Experts,
Inc.,1987). ISBN: 0-935012-08-7, 342 pages. Softcover.

On Writing Well, by William Zinsser. Fifth edition, revised. (New York:
Harper and Row, 1994).ISBN 0-06-014804-7.

Simple & Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers, Revised Edition, by Jacques Barzun.
(Harper & Row, 1985).

Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace, by Joseph Williams. 4th edition.(
New York: Harper-Collins, 1995. ISBN: 0-673-46593-4, 260 pages.

Technical Communications, by Rebecca E. Burnett. Third edition.(Belmont,CA:
Wadsworth Publishing, 1994).

Techniques for Technical Communicators, by Carol M .Barnum and Saul
Carliner. (1993: MacMillan Publishing Company).

The Elements of Technical Writing by Gary Blake & Robert W. Bly; Macmillan;
copyright 1993; ISBN 0-02-013085-6.

The Fine Art of Technical Writing, by Carol Rosenblum Perry. (Blue Heron,
1991).ISBN 0-926085-24-X.

Working with Words, by Brian S. Brooks and James L. Pinson. (St. Martin+s
Press, 19??). 100+ pages.

Writing for the Computer Industry, by Kristin R. Woolever and Helen M. Loeb.
(Publisher, 19??).

Writing Well for the Technical Professions, by Anne Eisenberg. (Publisher,
19??).


BOOK DESIGN/TYPOGRAPHY
ABC's of Type, by Allan Haley (Watson-Guptill Publications, 1990). ISBN
0-8230-0053-2, 128 pp.

Designing Instructional Text, by James Hartley. (East Brunswick NJ: Nichols,
1994).

Methods of Book Design, by Hugh Williamson (3rd edition, Yale Univ.Press,
1983).

Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works, by Erik Spiekermann & E.M.
Ginger (Adobe Press: Mountain View, CA, 1993). ISBN 0-672-48543-5, 174
pages.

The Elements of Typographic Style, by Robert Bringhurst (Hartley and Marks,
1992).
ISBN 0-88179-033-8. Paper, 254 pp.

The Non-designer's Design Book: Design and Typographic Principles for the
Visual Novice, by Robin Williams (Berkeley: Peachpit Press, 1994) 144 pp,
$14.95 US.

The Word for Windows Design Companion, by Katherine Pfeiffer (Ventana Press,
ISBN: 0-940087-77-4, $21.95).

Words Into Type, by Marjorie E. Skillin. (Prentice-Hall, Inc, 3rd ed. 1974).


COMPUTER DICTIONARIES
Microsoft Press Computer Dictionary. Second edition (MS Press, 1995).ISBN
1-55615-597-2, 456 pages, softcover. $19.95 US.


DESKTOP PUBLISHING TOOLS & IDEAS
Design Principles for Desktop Publishers, by Tom Lichty. (HarperCollins,
1989).

Desktop Publishing Success, by Felix Kramer & Maggie Lovass. (Business
One/Irwin, 1991).

The Frame Handbook: Building Framemaker Documents That Work, by Linda
Branagan & Michael Sierra. (O'Reilly & Ass., Inc.)

The QuarkXPress book by David Blatner and Eric Taub (Peachpit Press, 19??).
ISBN 1-56609-129-2.


DOCUMENTATION
Designing, Writing, and Producing Computer Documentation, by Lynn Denton and
Jody Kelly. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1993). 258 pages, softcover.

How to Write Usable User Documentation, by Edmond H. Weiss. Second edition.
(Oryx Press, 1991). ISBN 089-774-6392. ($27.95 US). Contact Oryx Press
toll-free at (fax) 1-800-279-4663, or (602)265-2651, or by mail to Oryx
Press, 4041 North Central at Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012-3397.

Writing Better Computer User Documentation, by R. John Brockmann (NY: John
Wiley & Sons, 1990). 364 pages, softcover.


DOCUMENTATION STYLE GUIDES
Apple Publications Style Guide. (Cupertino, CA: Apple Computer, February
1994).
(available from www.info.apple.com/dev/developerservices.html, under the
Publication Guides directory. 380K compressed and binhexed.)

Digital Style Guide, by Susan I. Schultz, Jennifer J. Darrow, Frank X.
Kavanagh and Marjorie J. Morse. (Burlington, MA: Digital Press, 1993).

Microsoft Publications Style Guide. Version 1.0. (Redmond, WA: Microsoft
Corp, 1991).

XEROX PUBLISHING STANDARDS, A Manual of Style and Design. Xerox Corporation.
(Watson-Guptill Publications, 1988). ISBN 0-8230-5964-2.


EDITING
The Levels of Edit, 2nd Ed., by Mary Fran Buehler and Robert Van Buren
(1980: JPL Publications, Publication 80-1).

Copyediting: A Practical Guide, by Karen Judd.(Los Altos, CA: William
Kaufmann, Inc., 1982).

Editing Technical Writing, by Donald Samson Jr. (1993: Oxford Univ. Press).

How to Edit Technical Documents, by Donald W. Bush and Charles P. Campbell.
(Oryx Press, 1995) $38.50 US. To order, contact Oryx Press at 1-800-279-6799
or fax toll-free, 1-800-279-4663.

STET! Tricks of the Trade for Writers and Editors, edited by Bruce O.
Boston. (Editorial Experts, Inc., 1986). Fifth printing 1991. ISBN
0-935012-07-9.

Technical Editing, The Practical Guide for Editors and Writers, by Judith A.
Tarutz (Addison-Wesley: Hewlett-Packard Press, 1992) ISBN 0-201-56356-8.
Fourth printing April 1994.

The High-Technology Editorial Guide and Stylebook, by Lewis Perdue. 1991
edition. (Business One Irwin, 1991). 194 pages, softcover (PC or Mac, with
disk).


GRAMMAR/REFERENCE
Chicago Manual of Style, 14th edition. (Chicago: University of Chicago
Press, 1993). 920 pages, hardcover. USD 40, ISBN 0-226-10389-7.

The Elements of Style, 3rd Ed., by W. Strunk and E.B. White, (1979:
MacMillan Publishing Company).

American Usage & Style: The Consensus, by Roy Copperrud.

Modern English Usage, by H.W. Fowler.

Science and Technical Writing: A Manual of Style, by Philip Rubens. New
York: Henry Holt, 1992. ISBN: 0-8050-3091-3, 513 pages, $19.95 (paper).

The New York Public Library Writer's Guide to Style and Usage, copyright
1994 (published by HarperCollins Publishers) ISBN 0-06-270064-2.

Writing A to Z, edited by Kirk Polking. (Writer's Digest Books, 1990).
ISBN0-89879-435-8.


GRAPHICS/ILLUSTRATION
Encyclopedia of Graphics File Formats.Adobe Press (800-827-3311). 894 pp
plus CD-ROM.
(Reissued?) authors D. Murray and William Van Ryper. O'Reilly and
Associates, ISBN 1-56592-058-9 (reviewed in April 95 Byte magazine, page
38).

Envisioning Information, by Edward Tufte. (Graphics Press: Cheshire, CT,
1990) ISBN 0961-392118.

Graphic Design for the Electronic Age, by Jan V. White.(Watson Buptill,
19??).

Illustrating Computer Documentation, by William K. Horton. (NY: John Wiley &
Sons, 1991). 313 pages, $46.50 (Can.) softcover.

The Desktop Color Book, by Michael Gosney. (NY: MIS Press). ISBN
1-55828-365-X.

The Icon Book: Visual Symbols for Computer Systems and Documentation, by
William Horton. (NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1994). 418 pages, $39.95 (US)
softcover.

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, by Edward Tufte. (Graphics
Press: Cheshire, CT, 1983). ISBN 0961-3921-0X.


INDEXING
The Art of Indexing, by Larry S. Bonura (NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1994). 233
pages, hardcover. ISBN 0-471-01449-4.

Indexing Books, by Nancy Mulvany. (University of Chicago Press, 19??).

Indexes: A Chapter from The Chicago Manual of Style (14th Ed.), by The
Chicago Editorial Staff. (Chicago University Press, June 1993). ISBN
0-226-10388-9, $6 US.

Indexing from A to Z, by Hans Wellisch. (H.W. Wilson, 1991). ISBN
0-8242-0807-2 , $35 US.


INFORMATION MAPPING
(Course Workbook) Developing Procedures, Policies, and Documentation, by
(Information Mapping, Inc.)
(Check with: Information Mapping, Inc., 300 Third Avenue, Waltham, MA 02154
(617) 890-7003)

MindMapping, by Joyce Wycoff.

Designing Usable Texts, Duffy, Thomas M. & Waller, Robert. (Eds.) (NY:
Academic Press, 1985.)


INTERFACE DESIGN
The Art of Human-Computer Interface Design, edited by Brenda Laurel.(NY:
Addison-Wesley, 1994). 523 pages, $39.95 (Can.) softcover.

User-Interface Screen Design, by Wilbert O. Galitz. 4th edition. (NY: John
Wiley & Sons, 1992). ISBN 0471561568.


INTERFACE STYLE GUIDES
1. Apple Computer, Inc. Macintosh Human Interface Guidelines. Reading, MA:
Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1992. ISBN 0-201-62216-5. There is an
interactive animated companion CD-ROM to these Mac guidelines called "Making
it Macintosh", Addison-Wesley, 1993. ISBN 0-201-62626-8.

2. Commodore-Amiga, Inc. Amiga User Interface Style Guide. Reading, Mass.:
Addison-Wesley, 1991. ISBN 0-201-57757-7.

3. GO Corporation. PenPoint User Interface Design Reference. Reading, MA:
Addison-Wesley, 1992. ISBN 0-201-60858-8.

4. Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Sunsoft Inc. & USL. Common Desktop Environment:
Functional Specification (Preliminary Draft). X/Open Company Ltd., 1993.
ISBN 1-85912-001-6. Available via ftp from ftp
XOPEN.CO.UK/pub/cdespec1/cde1_ps.Z

5. IBM. Object-Oriented Interface Design: IBM Common User Access
Guidelines. Carmel, Indiana: Que, 1992. ISBN 1-56529-170-0.

6. James Martin, Kathleen Kavanagh Chapman & Joe Leben. Systems Application
Architecture: Common User Access. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall,
1991. ISBN 0-13-785023-9.

7. Microsoft Corporation. The GUI Guide: International Terminology for the
Windows Interface. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Press, 1993. ISBN 1-55615-538-7.

8. Microsoft Corporation. The Windows Interface: An Application Design
Guide. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Press, 1992. ISBN 1-55615-384-8.

9. Open Software Foundation. OSF/Motif Style Guide. Englewood Cliffs, NJ:
Prentice Hall, 1993. ISBN 0-13-643123-2.

10. NeXT Computer, Inc. NeXTSTEP User Interface Guidelines (Release 3).
Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1992. ISBN 0-201-63250-0.

11. Sun Microsystems, Inc. OPEN LOOK Graphical User Interface Application
Style Guidelines. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1989. ISBN
0-201-52364-7.

12. Sun Microsystems, Inc. OPEN LOOK Graphical User Interface Functional
Specification. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1989. ISBN 0-201-52365-5.

(Thanks to Samu Mielonen (f1sami -at- uta -dot- fi) Univ. of Tampere, Finland for an
earlier style guide list.)


LEGAL ISSUES
NetLaw, by Lance Ross. (Osborne/McGraw Hill, 1995). 1-510-549-6614.

Cyberspace & The Law. 1st edition. Cavasos/Morin.(MIT Press, 1994). ISBN
0262531232. $19.95 US.


LOCALIZATION/GLOBALIZATION
International Technical Communication, by Nancy L. Hoft. (NY:John Wiley &
Sons, 1995. ISBN: 1-03743-5, 400 pages, $29.95.


ON-LINE HELP
Developing On-Line Help for Windows, by Scott Bogan, David Farkas, and Joe
Wellinske. (Sam+s Publishing, div. of Prentice-Hall). Out of print August
1994. ISBN 0672-30230-6. Published by WinWriters (3214 W. McGraw, Suite 307,
Seattle, WA 98199. Ph (206) 285-2830, Fax (206) 285-1545.)
Contact David Farkas at farkas -at- u -dot- washington -dot- edu -dot-

Designing and Writing On-Line Documentation, by William K. Horton. (NY: John
Wiley & Sons, 1990). 372 pages, $39.95 (Can.) softcover.

Designing and Writing Online Documentation: Hypermedia for Self-Supporting
Products, by William Horton. 2nd edition. (NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1994). 440
pages, $29.95 (US) softcover. ISBN 0-471-30635-5

The Developer's Guide to WINHELP.EXE, by Jim Mischel, edited by Jeff
Duntemann. (NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1994). $55.95 (Can) ISBN 0-471-30326-7.


PROJECT MANAGEMENT
DDM: The Documentation Development Methodology. Sandra Pakin & Associates

Managing Your Documentation Projects, by JoAnn T. Hackos. (NY: John Wiley &
Sons, 1994). 630 pages, $39.95 (US) softcover.


SGML
(Intro) SGML: An Author+s Guide to the Standard Generalized Markup Language,
by Martin Bryan. (NY: Addison-Wesley, 1988). 364 pages, $39.95(Can.)
softcover

(More detailed) Practical SGML, by Eric van Herwijnen. Second edition, 1994.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell Mass. ISBN: 0-7923-9434-8. 288 pages.

(Expert) The SGML Handbook, by Charles Goldfarb. Oxford University Press,
1990, ISBN #0-19-863737-9. $95 hardcover.


TECHNOLOGY
Being Digital, by Nicholas Negroponte.

The Design of Everyday Things, by Don Norman.

The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology,
by Langdon Winner. (Chicago: U of Chicago Press, 1986).

Hypertext, by George P. Landow. The John Hopkins University Press, 1994;
ISBN 0-8018-4281-6

The Society of Text: Hypertext, Hypermedia & the Social Construction of
Information. Anthology edited by Edward Barrett. MIT Press, 1991 paperback
edition; ISBN 0-262-552161-X. Hardcover available for USD 50 (ISBN
0-262-02291-5).


USABILITY
A Practical Guide to Usability Testing, by Joseph S. Dumas and Janice C.
Redish, Ablex Publishing, 1993, ISBN: 0-89391-991-8, 412 pp., $27.50
(paper).


WORLD-WIDE WEB (WWW)
The Mosaic Handbook for Microsoft Windows, by Dale Dougherty and Richard
Koman. (Sebastopol: O+Reilly and Associates, 1994). 204 pages, $35.95 (Can.)
softcover.

HTML Manual of Style:Writing Documents for the WWW, by Aronson. (Publisher,
19??).

Teach Yourself Web Publishing With HTML in a Week, by Laura Lemay.(Sams
Publishing, 1995).
(If you have access to WWW, you can look at a sample chapter on Macmillan's
USA Information Superlibrary (URL http://www.mcp.com/) before you buy the
book. You can even get a discount by ordering from the net.)

The HTML Sourcebook, by Ian S. Graham. (NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1995). 416
pages, $41.95 (Can.) softcover, ISBN 0-471-11849-4.

The World Wide Web Unleashed, by John December & Nel Randall. 1st edition.
(Sams Publishing, 1994). ISBN 0672306174. $35.00 US.

World Wide Web Bible, by Bryan Pfaffenberger. (MIS Press (a subsidiary of
Henry Holt & Co., Inc.: March, 1995). ISBN 1-55828-410-9, 450 pages, book &
disk $27.95 US.


WORKPLACE
Technical Writer's Freelancing Guide, by Peter Kent. (NY: Sterling
Publishing Co., 1992). $12.95 softcover.

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Ph (513) 531-8250
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Computer Literacy Bookshop. They have three stores in the San Francisco Bay
Area and one in Tyson's Corner, VA. Their Web page is at
http://www.clbooks.com/.

Macmillan Information SuperLibrary: http://www.mcp.com/, then click or
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