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:
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.