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Jill Saunders
I was actually looking at that one, Gillian, because when I went to look for "Writing in the Open," I discovered it is now out of print. And the reviewer on Amazon.com suggested reading "Read Me First" instead. Glad to see another recommendation for it.
Tuesday, 31 May 2011 15:15
 
Gillian Flato
Sun Microsystems, "Read Me First." Excellent style guide for Silicon Valley and High-Tech writers.
Tuesday, 31 May 2011 13:13
 
Jill Saunders
So, I quickly scanned the list posted by Rick and a couple of those look interesting. I tend to gravitate towards the books with titles like "Letting Go of the Words" because it sounds more like a story than a handbook.

Are there any books on this list, or that any of you know of that aren't on this list, where the content reads more like a creative nonfiction book than a handbook? It's those kinds of books that really draw me in. Handbooks are certainly useful in the workplace, but it is fun to explore the world of technical writing in a more casual way as well.

I do plan on looking at "Writing in the Open: Using Wikis to Create Documentation" as one of my current projects at work is to put our corporate style guide into a wiki format.

Also, Michael--it's always fun when tech writers have typos! Makes me feel normal. ;-)
Tuesday, 24 May 2011 13:15
 
Rick Sapir
Some of these are already listed, but feel free to submit the others to our list:

http://www.stc-techedit.org/Essential+Reading
Saturday, 21 May 2011 16:56
 
Michael Garrison
...it'd be NICE if I could still spell, wouldn't it? B-(
Friday, 20 May 2011 23:14