TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:Re: professional training question From:Adam Rochmes <rochmes -at- WP-CONSULTING -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 2 May 1996 10:34:43 -0700
Steve Newman asked:
>Does anybody know of any good correspondence or On-line >courses in
>technical communications, PR writing, marketing >writing or similar? I'm
>looking for English only, >preferably through a reputable institution in
>the States or >Europe.
I don't know of courses, but for anyone interested in learning the basics
of writing technical manuals, I can recommend a book--How to Communicate
Technical Information, by Jonathan Price and Henry Korman, published in the
US by Benjamin Cummnings, 1993.
It covers the whole project cycle, including planning, scheduling, and
research, as well as the details of writing different content, such as
procedures, tutorials, and references. The book includes many checklists
and good-bad writing examples.
Hope this helps.
Adam Rochmes (rochmes -at- wp-consulting -dot- com)
Post Message: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Get Commands: LISTSERV -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU with "help" in body.
Unsubscribe: LISTSERV -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU with "signoff TECHWR-L"
Listowner: ejray -at- ionet -dot- net