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: Manual vs. Guide From:Sella Rush <SellaR -at- APPTECHSYS -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 22 Aug 1997 16:32:11 -0700
tone and personal preference. Manual seems more technical/less
friendly; guide seems more helpful/less forbidding. *I* (notice the
emphasis on personal opinion, people) would always use "guide" for
novice or non-technical audiences. Thanks, though, my audience is
currently developers, maybe I should be using manual instead of guide.
Sella Rush mailto:sellar -at- apptechsys -dot- com
Applied Technical Systems, Inc. (ATS)
Bremerton, Washington USA
Developers of the CCM Database