A. Recommended Reading

This appendix contains some titles on general and technical writing and editing, as well as books primarily for technical writers in the computer industry.

Recommendations cover the following categories:

Writing Standards

    Barnum, Carol M., and Saul Carliner. Techniques for Technical Communicators. New York: Macmillan, 1993.

    Barrett, Edward, ed. Text, ConText, and HyperText: Writing With and For the Computer. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1988.

    Barzun, Jacques. Simple & Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers. Rev. ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.

    Bly, Robert, and Gary Blake. Technical Writing Structure, Standards and Style. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1982.

    Brockmann, R. John. Writing Better Computer User Documentation: From Paper to Online. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1986.

    Brogan, John A. Clear Technical Writing. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1973.

    Brooks, Brian S. Working With Words. 2d ed. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993.

    Brusaw, Charles T. Handbook of Technical Writing. 4th ed. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993.

    Burnett, Rebecca E. Technical Communication. 3d ed. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth Publishing Co., 1994.

    Copperud, Roy H. American Usage and Style, the Consensus. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1980.

    Denton, Lynn, and Jody Kelly. Designing, Writing, and Producing Computer Documentation. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1992.

    Dupre, Lyn. Bugs in Writing: A Guide to Debugging Your Prose. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1995.

    Eisenberg, Anne. Writing Well for the Technical Professions. New York: Harper & Row, 1989.

    Flesch, Rudolf. The Art of Readable Writing. New York: Macmillan, 1986.

    Flesch, Rudolf, and A.H. Lass. A New Guide to Better Writing. New York: Warner Books, 1989.

    Lutz, William. Doublespeak. 1st ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1989.

    Perry, Carol Rosenblum. The Fine Art of Technical Writing, 1st ed. Hillsboro, Oreg.: Blue Heron Publishing, 1991.

    Price, Jonathan. How to Write a Computer Manual: A Handbook of Software Documentation. Menlo Park, Calif.: Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co., 1984.

    Sides, Charles H. How to Write & Present Technical Information. 2d ed. Phoenix, Ariz.: Oryx Press, 1991.

    Strunk, William, Jr., and E. B. White. Elements of Style. 3d ed. New York: Macmillan, 1979.

    Tracz, Richard Francis. Dr. Grammar's Writes From Wrongs. New York: Vintage Books, 1991.

    Weiss, Edmond H. How to Write a Usable User Manual. Philadelphia: ISI Press, 1985.

    Woolever, Kristen R., and Helen M. Loeb. Writing for the Computer Industry. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1994.

    Zinsser, William. On Writing Well: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction. 5th ed. New York: Harper Perennial, 1994.