The bookshelves here at Cherryleaf are double stacked, and we’ve received another book this week to read and then store.
So it seemed like a good time to mention which books we’d advise Technical Authors to read.
This most recent book was published by XML Press, and their publications are well worth looking at. We have quite a few books from them. Some were review copies (i.e. free), and others were ones we bought.
Most Technical Authors use style guides, and both Microsoft and IBM publish style guides you should consider buying. Style guides help you make sure you’re using the right terminology. They can also help your manuals complement the big vendors’ documentation.
Cherryleaf offers a couple of Kindle books for a just a few pounds.
Specialist books like these are not cheap, unfortunately; a decent collection of technical writing books will set you back at least £100.
Which other books and authors would you recommend to Technical Authors? You can use the comments box below to share your opinion with others.
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