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The Tech Writer's Survival Guide: A Comprehensive Handbook For Aspiring Technical Writers

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If you have ever consulted a computer manual or the instruction booklet for your VCR, you have read the work of a technical writer. For those who aspire to a career in technical writing, this text offers information - from how and where to train, to landing and holding a job, from perfecting ones skills to mastering the tool of the trade. The book reflects changes in the p ...more
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Published April 1st 2001 by Checkmark Books
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Lydia
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book helpful. I've been working as a tech writer for over six years, but recently started a job at a DoD contractor, and am finding that there's still a lot to learn. After reading this book, I feel better prepared to do things that are new to me, like working with a team of writers, conducting formal reviews, and writing specifications for technical illustrators.

The book is from 2001, and it shows its age. Use the Yellow Pages to find tech companies in your area? Well, I guess that
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Amy
Jun 30, 2017 rated it did not like it
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I'm sure this was a very helpful book when it was written, but it's too out of date now.
Weaveadiva
Jun 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
As a hopeful future technical writer, I found this book very informative and helpful. Wicklen covers everything from the history of tech writing to dealing with engineers and the pros and cons of the field. She also includes appendixes listing academic programs and professional associations.

I came away with a clearer understanding of the industry and additional resources. Highly recommended.
Kirt
Dec 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Excellent! A very practical guide suited precisely to my needs and circumstances.
Cortney
Mar 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
A good base for when I was starting my technical writing career and education.
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