Until you’ve consumed all of the best Technical Writing books, can you even claim to be a true fan?
- Technical Writing Process: The simple, five-step guide that anyone can use to create technical documents such as user guides, manuals, and procedures (2015)
- The Insider’s Guide to Technical Writing (2012)
- Developing Quality Technical Information: A Handbook for Writers and Editors (3rd Edition) (IBM Press) (2014)
- Writing and Speaking for Technical Professionals : Communication Skills for Success (2009)
- Technical Writing::Principles, Strategies, and Readings, 8th edition.[Paperback,2010] ()
- Pocket Book of Technical Writing for Engineers & Scientists (McGraw-Hill’s Best: Basic Engineering Series and Tools) (2007)
- Technical Writing For Dummies (2001)
- Technical Writing 101: A Real-World Guide to Planning and Writing Technical Content (2009)
- Technical Writing, Simplified (2017)
- The Workplace Writer’s Process: A Guide to Getting the Job Done (2017)
- FranklinCovey Style Guide: For Business and Technical Communication (5th Edition) (2012)
- The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes (2014)
- Technical Communication (2017)
Technical Writing Process: The simple, five-step guide that anyone can use to create technical documents such as user guides, manuals, and procedures (2015)
The Technical Writing Process is a simple, five-step process that can be used to create almost any piece of technical documentation such as a user guide, manual or procedure.
Every complex product needs to be explained to its users, and technical writers, also known as technical communicators, are the ones who do that job. A growing field, technical writing requires multiple skills, including an understanding of technology, writing ability, and great people skills.
Developing Quality Technical Information: A Handbook for Writers and Editors (3rd Edition) (IBM Press) (2014)
The #1 Guide to Excellence in Technical Communication—Fully Updated for Embedded Assistance, Mobile, Search, Multimedia, and More Direct from IBM’s own content design experts, this guide shows you how to design product interfaces and technical information that always place users front and center.
Writing and Speaking for Technical Professionals : Communication Skills for Success (2009)
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Pocket Book of Technical Writing for Engineers & Scientists (McGraw-Hill’s Best: Basic Engineering Series and Tools) (2007)
The focus of this text is to teach engineering students the skill of technical writing. The book is unique in that it gets to the point, uses practical outlines throughout, and shows students how to produce the most common technical documents step-by-step, in a manner that is fun and interesting to students.
Let’s face it, a lot of technical documentation reads as if it had been translated into English from Venutian by a native speaker of gibberish. Which is annoying for you and expensive for the manufacturer who pays with alienated customers and soaring technical support costs. That’s why good technical writers are in such big demand worldwide. Now, Technical Writing For Dummies arms you with the skills you need to cash in on that demand.
To succeed in technical writing, you need a lot more than just writing ability. Technical Writing 101: A Real-World Guide to Planning and Writing Technical Content details the skills you need as a technical writer to create both printed and online content. This valuable reference describes the entire development process-planning, writing, visual design, editing, indexing, and production.
This book focuses on the essentials. It offers easily understood models (over 40 sample documents) and clear instruction, with a straightforward structure that makes it easy for the student to work through the book, adding knowledge while practicing different forms and skills.
If writing is any part of your job, you owe it to yourself to figure out how to get it done consistently, efficiently, and successfully.This book covers the business communication skills no one teaches you in writing class: The Workplace Writer's Process is filled with actionable advice that you can use immediately to finish more projects in less time and create content. Buy it today to invest in your career success.
FranklinCovey Style Guide: For Business and Technical Communication can help any writer produce documents that achieve outstanding results. Created by FranklinCovey, the world-renowned leader in helping organizations enhance individual effectiveness, this edition fully reflects today’s online media and global business challenges.
The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes (2014)
The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages.
Technical Communication (2017)
Get a jump on writing in a professional setting as Technical Communication delivers clear, practical advice and real-world examples to ease you through the transition of college writing to workplace writing.
Best Technical Writing Books Worth Your Attention
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Writing in the Technical Fields: A Practical Guide
Author(s): Thorsten Ewald
ID: 2672508, Publisher: Oxford University Press Canada, Year: 2020, Size: 34 Mb, Format: pdf
The Product is Docs: Writing technical documentation in a product development group
Author(s): Gales, Christopher; Splunk Documentation Team
ID: 2950356, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 754 Kb, Format: mobi
Technical Writing: A Practical Guide for Engineers, Scientists, and Nontechnical Professionals
Author(s): Phillip A. Laplante
ID: 2339507, Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2019, Size: 15 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly best-sellers according to The New York Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.