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Managing Writers: A Real World Guide to Managing Technical Documentation

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Managing Writers is a practical guide to managing documentation projects in the real world. It is informal, but concise, using examples from the author's experience working with and managing technical writers. It looks beyond big project, big team methodologies to the issues faced by smaller, less well-funded projects. Managing Writers is for technical writers, both freela ...more
Paperback, 282 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by XML Press (first published December 31st 2008)
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Kayley
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Great insights to managing teams of technical writers.
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Thought there was a lot of useful advice in here. The book is over a decade old though, so there were some sections and many references to technologies and processes that are dated now.
Ioana
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The "real-life" in the title is not just for marketing. This book is a no-bullshit introduction to managing a documentation department... from a guy who started out as a documentation manager with no prior tech writing experience. I started reading it to get an outsider's view on the world... and I continued reading it because it is an insightful book that doesn't sugarcoat things and offers solutions to common problems.

Since it was written 10+ years ago, the book is slightly dated in some chap
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Evelyn
Jul 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This very practical and easy-to-read book encapsulates many of the best practices that I have learned and practiced in my 20-year career. Just the right depth on all the right topics. A good orientation for new doc managers and a great reference for those of us who are veterans in the field.
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Nov 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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This book is packed with very practical information.
Tom Johnson
Mar 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
Helpful for managers of technical writing teams, particularly if you don't have a background in technical communication. ...more
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