Re: What is the Definitive Technical Writing Book?

Subject: Re: What is the Definitive Technical Writing Book?
From: "Bergen, Jane" <janeb -at- ANSWERSOFT -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 1998 14:31:39 -0500

Hi, Dick,

Steve is right. But there's also the question of what KIND of technical
writing? It could include software, hardware, proposals, technical
marketing, and more. And there never can be ONE book when there are this
many facets to technical writing.

If you live in or near a college town, you might check some of the
bookstores that sell used textbooks. You might find something there.
However, as an ex-tech writing instructor, I have to warn you that most
text books are pretty lame for writing for the REAL world. That's
another topic!

Otherwise, check out the new techwriter's web site that Deborah Ray has
built. It's a wonderful resource and I believe she has some
bibliographies there. It's at:

http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/home.htm

Good luck,

Jane Bergen, Technical Writer,
AnswerSoft, Inc. Richardson, TX
(972) 997-8355
janeb -at- answersoft -dot- com


On Wednesday, April 08, 1998 1:28 PM, Steve Arrants
[SMTP:SArrants -at- DATAFUSION -dot- NET] wrote:
> Oh Dick.....what a thread! Can you be a bit more specific? I mean,
do
> you want to know how to write, how to design documentation, how to
> manage a project....there's a heckuvawholelot involved in technical
> writing.
>
> I don't think there's one book that covers everything.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dick Schellens [SMTP:richard_schellens -at- MAIL -dot- GDT1 -dot- COM]
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 1998 8:48 AM
> > To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> > Subject: What is the Definitive Technical Writing Book?
> >
> > I'd like to get a really good book on Tech Writing. Any
> > suggestions?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Dick Schellens
> > Geographic Data Technology
> > Lebanon, NH
> >
> > dicksc -at- gdt1 -dot- com
> >




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