Part of the 'Complete Idiot's Guide' series.
As a writer, you're thinking, "How hard can it be to write those manuals and documents for a computer, new software, or a stereo system?" The media says technical writing is a hot new career, but no clear path exists for someone wanting to become a technical writer. How do you plan a user guide? How long does it take to write one? And how do you write about technical information so non-technical people can use it?
This book provides a solid grounding in the principles and techniques of writing for software and hardware companies. A veritable "cheat sheet" for tech writing, the book tells you what you can expect on the job, and guides you through the thinking, planning, and doing phases of a project.