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Best Practices for Technical Writers and Editors (Collection): DITA, Quality, and Style

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Best Practices for Technical Writers and Editors (Collection): DITA, Quality, and Style by Francis DeRespinis & Peter Hayward & Jana Jenkins

A brand new collection of state-of-the-art insights for technical writers, editors, and content managers…in a convenient e-format, at a great price!

Three outstanding IBM Press eBooks help you create powerfully effective, usable, and higher-value technical communications…in all media, for all audiences, everywhere! (PDF Format)

***Please note this collection includes the 2nd edition of Developing Quality Technical Information and not the current Third Edition (10-ISBN: 0133118975 May 2014 publication).

Three IBM Press eBooks bring together today's best techniques for creating clearer, more usable, more effective technical communication. The IBM Style Guide: Conventions for Writers and Editors distills IBM's best wisdom for developing higher-quality content across all media, authors, delivery mechanisms, and geographic locations. You'll find up-to-the minute guidance on topic-based writing; writing for diverse media and global audiences; formatting, organizing, structuring, and linking information; maximizing accessibility; documenting interfaces and procedures; and much more. Next, in DITA Best Practices: A Roadmap for Writing, Editing, and Architecting in DITA , three pioneering implementers show how to use DITA to maximize the value of technical documentation and offer a complete roadmap for successful DITA adoption, implementation, and usage. The authors answer crucial questions "official" DITA documents ignore, including: "Where do you start?" and "How do you avoid the pitfalls?" Discover proven best practices for developing effective topics, short descriptions, and content architecture, plus "in-the-trenches" solutions for ensuring quality implementations and accurate, cost-effective content conversion. Finally, Developing Quality Technical Information: A Handbook for Writers and Editors , SecondEdition, presents today's most systematic, well-proven approach to creating great documentation. Learn how to focus on the right tasks and topics; say more with fewer words; use organization to deliver faster access; streamline and improve reviews; and much more. Packed with before-and-after examples, illustrations, and checklists, this book addresses crucial topics ranging from internationalization to retrievability to visual effectiveness.

From expert IBM and IBM Press publication professionals Francis DeRespinis, Peter Hayward, Jana Jenkins, Amy Laird, Leslie McDonald, Eric Radzinski, Laura Bellamy, Michelle Carey, Jenifer Schlotfeldt, Gretchen Hargis, Ann Kilty Hernandez, Polly Hughes, Deirdre Longo, Shannon Rouiller, and Elizabeth Wilde.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 1184
Size: 33.6 MB
Publisher: IBM Press
Date published:   2012
ISBN: 9780132929653 (DRM-PDF)

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