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.
According to author Janice King ("Writing High-Tech Marketing That
Sells"--- a great book for any tech writer!):
"A white paper is an essay-style document that presents an analysis
or in-depth explanation of a technology, market trend, or issue."
She goes on to describe how to write it, what to include, the
different types, etc. You might also check the archives. This subject
came up a few months ago.
Jane Bergen, Technical Writer
janeber -at- cyberramp -dot- net
On Monday, April 27, 1998 9:11 PM, Paul Carr
[SMTP:sorcha -at- BBS -dot- MACNEXUS -dot- ORG] wrote:
> Can someone give me a good working definition of a "white paper"?
> seen this term on several job summaries, but I have to admit that I
> not know what it refers to.
> Paul Carr
> solas -at- jps -dot- net