Re: Good books

Subject: Re: Good books
From: Mike Ingram <MIngram -at- SCIENTECH -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 07:41:52 -0700

Hi Elizabeth,

You might want to check out the TECHWR-L archives. I asked a similar
question some time ago and got many good responses. Because of their
different focuses, I have obtained several technical writing books that
cover a broad range and that give various solutions, any one of which may
be best for a certain situation. These include

Microsoft Manual of Style
A Style Guide for the Computer Industry
Science and Technical Writing, Philip Rubens
Technical Editor's Handbook, Freedman and Freedman


At 11:41 AM 3/26/98 +0100, you wrote:
>I've just started writing for a financial accounting software company in
>the Netherlands.
>The department has very few reference books or general technical writing
>textbooks. I've been asked to put together a list of books we should buy
>and wondered if you have any recommendations? I would particularly
>welcome your opinions about which is:
>* The best general (American) English language dictionary
>* The most useful technical writing textbook/handbook
>Perhaps anyone with suggestions could email me directly unless you've
>got a point to make which everyone would benefit from.
>Looking forward to hearing from you.
>Elizabeth Edgington
>Manuals and translations
>Exact Software
>edgi3023 -at- exact -dot- nl
Please note: Comments are solely my opinion and do not, in any way, speak

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