The Complete Idiot's Guide to Technical Writing
Alpha Books, February, 2001.
Trade Paperback, 332 pages.
Technical writing does not sound as enticing as novel or fiction writing, but it can be a very lucrative field for writers. It may not be your dream job to write technical manuals, but many authors have used this type of work to support themselves until they finally got a big break in fiction or screenwriting. This guide helps writers learn more about technical writing by covering what it's about, how to do it, where to find work and how to learn how to write effective manuals and technical documents. In addition to providing an overview of the field and the background needed, the book provides in-depth coverage of technical writing issues and skills including usability, getting feedback, indexing, rewriting, editing, types of documents, style guides, tools, document design and writing for the Web. The book also includes a technical glossary and information about additional technical writing resources including organizations and website links.
Authors and expert technical writers Krista Van Laan and Catherine Julian provide insight into the technical writing trade though clear, concise examples and practical instruction. The job market for technical writers is booming, and this book helps provide you with the information you need to break into this lucrative field.
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This review was published in the June, 2001 of The Internet Writing Journal.
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