This despite my being subscribed to techwriting and having started grantwriting.
Does anyone have suggestions for really good tech writing books?
Here are the ones I have now:
- BUGS in Writing: A Guide to Debugging Your Prose1, Lyn Dupre
- Writing for Computer Science, Justin Zobel
- Writing Successful Science Proposals, Andrew J. Friedland and Carol L. Folt
- The Only Grant Writing Book You'll Ever Need: Top Grant Writers and Grant Givers Share Their Secrets!2 - Ellen Karsh and Arlen Sue Fox
I think these books are all good, but each has its weaknesses.
For example, Zobel's book is concise and gives excellent sdvice, but many of its points are more obvious than salient.
Does anyone have experience with other technical writing (or grant-writing) books not on the above list?
What do you all think of A Ph.D. Is Not Enough: A Guide to Survival in Science by Peter J. Feibelman? I had this book recommended to me but am not sure of its content, as it hasn't been reviewed on the Amazon.com site yet.
K.I.T.T. is love.
(From maxoverride by way of jgurney, one of the PenguiNet authors)
1 This is 2nd edition. My copy of the 1st edition is a local loaner.
2 I usually shy away from books with titles such as that, but this one not only came highly rated on Amazon; I browsed the opening of the book and it seemed pretty good (which it is).