Re: Allyn & Bacon Series

Subject: Re: Allyn & Bacon Series
From: "George F. Hayhoe" <george -at- GHAYHOE -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 11:27:17 -0400

Andreas Ternes asked about the four titles that have
appeared thus far in the Allyn & Bacon Series in Technical

Although I haven't read all four of these books yet, I've
read extensive reviews of all of them in the STC journal,
_Technical Communication_. The reviews are quite favorable,
and my own opinion, based on the titles I've read so far,
indicates that the reviews are accurate.

The books are notable for precisely the right balance of
theory, research, and practical advice. The authors and the
series editor are noted academics in our field who write
admirably clear prose and have their fingers on the pulse of
what's happening in industry. Although meant as texts for
advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in technical
communication, they provide a great way to fill in gaps in
knowledge and to keep up with trends in the field.

The subjects of the four available titles (writing software
documentation, style, visual communication, and editing) are
also very well chosen. Together, the books provide an
overview of significant elements of what we do.

Based on the two volumes I've read and what I've been able
to learn about the rest, I think this series is excellent.

--George Hayhoe (george -at- ghayhoe -dot- com)

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