Re: TECHWR-L Digest - 15 Apr 1997 to 16 Apr 1997

Subject: Re: TECHWR-L Digest - 15 Apr 1997 to 16 Apr 1997
From: Janice Gelb <janiceg -at- MARVIN -dot- ENG -dot- SUN -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997 09:01:10 -0700

Jane Bergen said:
> On 16 Apr 97 at 13:36, Janice Gelb wrote:
> > This is a good point. Sun's style guide won awards at the regional
> > and international STC competition levels and we got a lot of
> > requests for it but we weren't allowed to give it to people because
> > it contained some proprietary information. When we realized that the
> > number of requests indicated that there was a need for a style guide
> > geared specifically toward the technical communication community, we
> > got a contract to publish it outside.
> So, are you saying you DID publish a style guide or you're GOING TO
> publish a style guide? I think we'd all welcome an alternative to the
> Microsoft Manual of Style, but I have never seen one that speaks to
> software documentation as well. Lots of folks on this list are really
> quick to piss and moan about Microsoft, but few are willing to do
> anything themselves.

Well, Sun isn't in that category! I don't want to keep plugging
our book on this list, but in fact _Read Me First! A Style Guide
for the Computer Industry_ is available (we hope!) at larger and
technical bookstores, from Prentice Hall, and will be sold at the
Toronto STC conference this May.

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