Interested in learning about technical writing or getting started in the field? The set of links below were put together when a friend asked me for information on technical writing.
- My bookmarks on Delicious for tech writing
- The motherload of all TW mailing lists: TechW-L. Great articles, resources, and mailing list archives. The membership includes several thousand tech writers world wide.
- Online text book for tech writing
- Fundamentals of Document Design by BA Stoky Design
- Monster.com’s Guide to careers in tech writing
- DocSymmetry’s info on being a tech writer
- Myths about tech writing
- Webster Tech Writing (see the field guide to tech writing)
- User Guide Tutorial from Klariti
To get ideas for manual layout and structure, take a look at some of the available free templates for Open Office Writer and Microsoft Word. For Word, check out Microsoft’s Office template pages. The exact URL will differ depending upon the version of Office you have installed.