Re: Best Books?

Subject: Re: Best Books?
From: Stephen Victor <svictor -at- LGC -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 24 May 1995 08:59:08 CDT

> What handbooks on writing about computers do you consult as
> professionals? As an advisor on writing instruction, I'm trying
> to help the Computer Science Department here improve its library. I
> know a few general handbooks on technical writing, but am wondering
> about manuals for writers of documentation, for instance.

Here are the books I consult:

Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary

Strunk and White, Elements of Style

Waite, et al., UNIX System V Primer

Very rarely, the Chicago Manual of Style or MLA Style Manual

I recently bought a copy of Fowler's English Usage, so I'm sure I'll be
consulting that as well.

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