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.