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The Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications: Professional Advice and Reliable Standards for Publishing Technical Information
     

The Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications: Professional Advice and Reliable Standards for Publishing Technical Information

by Microsoft Press, Microsoft Corporation
 

Everyone who writes about computing needs this book, from technical writers to journalists to marketers. This authoritative reference is now fully updated and extended to cover the latest advances in computing, including important Microsoft technologies, publishing on the Web, Internet topics and terms, and more. And of course, it offers all the hard-to-find facts

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Everyone who writes about computing needs this book, from technical writers to journalists to marketers. This authoritative reference is now fully updated and extended to cover the latest advances in computing, including important Microsoft technologies, publishing on the Web, Internet topics and terms, and more. And of course, it offers all the hard-to-find facts and easy-to-use features that have established it as the standard in its field.

Organized alphabetically for easy lookup, this book is a gold mine of information, including:

- Correct and consistent usage of terminology, with an emphasis on technical computer terms, punctuation, grammar, design and interface elements, and more

- Clear practical advice on good writing practices — everything from using verbs effectively to maintaining the right voice for a chosen audience

- Words commonly misspelled in technical documents

- Terms to avoid

- How to recognize jargon

- How and when to use abbreviations and acronyms

All this makes the "Microsoft Manual Of Style For Technical Publications, Second Edition", required reading for writers, editors, and anyone else who needs to put it correctly, clearly, and cogently.

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Originally created for in-house use by Microsoft, the manual provides technical writers and editors with a style standard for technical documentation, including: use of terminology; conventions, procedure, and design treatments; and punctuation and grammar usage. The guide is arranged in alphabetical order with three appendices that specifically deal with acronyms, special characters, and words with numbers. A disk is included with the text which is an electronic version of the manual as a Windows 95 help file. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556159398
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Publication date:
09/12/1995
Series:
Independent Series
Edition description:
BK&DISK
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
8.99(w) x 8.99(h) x 1.09(d)

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