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Subject:good book From:Melissa Clark <clark -at- DATAPHYSICS -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 29 Jun 1999 07:59:07 -0700
I recommend both:
Introduction to Technical Writing, Lois Rew
Editing for Writers, Lois Rew
Both should be on Amazon.com or they might be found in college bookstores. Alternatively, you can get them on www.textbooks.com I believe.
The editing book is actually more than just editing.
I have taken three classes with Rew and she really seems to know her stuff.
From: O'Donnell,Ginny [mailto:odonnegi -at- AMS -dot- IIX -dot- COM]
Sent: Monday, June 28, 1999 11:50 AM
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: Basic Tech Writing Rule Book
Can anyone recommend a good tech writing "rule book?" I'm thinking of
something along the lines of Strunk and White's Elements of Style, only with
a focus on the elements of technical writing - active voice; present tense;
etc. Such a book would be useful to new technical writers. Is there such a
book, or is this just wishful thinking on my part?