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Read Me First! A Style Guide for the Computer Industry

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Read Me First! A Style Guide for the Computer Industry

Read Me First! A Style Guide for the Computer Industry
english | PDF Format | 384 pages | ISBN-13: 978-0131428997 | Prentice Hall Ptr; 2 edition (July 16, 2003) | 1.13 MB


Book Info
A comprehensive guide to creating documentation that is clear, consistent, and easy to understand. Covers writing for an international audience, legal do's and dont's, grammar and punctuation guidelines and how to set up your own documentation department.


Read Me First! is the definitive guide to creating technical documentation that is clear, consistent, and easy to understand. Sun Microsystems' award-winning technical writers and editors cover everything from grammar to clarity, illustrations to workflow. This fully revised second edition reflects dramatic changes in the production and delivery of technical documentation. Coverage includes:

Detailed grammar, punctuation, typographic, and legal guidelines
Extensive guidance on creating effective step-by-step procedures
Techniques for documenting Web applications and graphical user interfaces
Expert help with creating indexes and glossaries
Extensive recommendations for using hyperlinks
Checklists and forms for editing, tracking manuscripts, and verifying production status
Guidelines for using commonly confused words and terms
Practical tips for gender-neutral writing
Internationalization guidelines that simplify translation and improve clarity for non-native English speakers
Real-world help for managers: hiring writers, working with illustrators, managing schedules and workflow, coordinating with printers, and more
Expanded and updated recommended reading list


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