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This issue contains reviews of The savvy author’s guide to book publicity: A comprehensive resource—From building the buzz to pitching the press by Lissa Warren; Innovative approaches to teaching technical communication by Tracy Bridgeford, Karla Saari Kitalong, and Dickie Selfe, eds.; The elephants of style: A trunkload of tips on the big issues and gray areas of contemporary american English by Bill Walsh; Documenting software architectures: Views and beyond by Paul Clements and others; Eats, shoots & leaves: The zero tolerance approach to punctuation by Lynne Truss; Interaction design for complex problem solving: Developing useful and usable software by Barbara Mirel; Virtual education: Cases in learning and teaching technologies by Fawzi Albalooshi; The Microsoft manual of style for technical publications, 3rd ed., by Microsoft Corporation; Cascading style sheets: The designer’s edge by Molly E. Holzschlag; The Mac is not a typewriter, 2nd ed., by Robin Williams; Content and complexity: The role of content in information design by Michael J. Albers and Beth Mazur, eds.; Design for new media: Interaction design for multimedia and the Web by Lon Barfield; Handbook of intercultural training, 3rd ed., by Dan Landis, Janet M. Bennett, and Milton J. Bennett; Garner’s modern American usage, 2nd ed., by Bryan A. Garner; Magazine editing: How to develop and manage a successful publication, 2nd ed., by John Morrish; Information architecture: An emerging 21st century profession by Earl Morrogh; Developing quality technical information: A handbook for writers and editors, 2nd ed., by Gretchen Hargis and others; Project management jumpstart by Kim Heldman; The art of scientific writing: From student reports to professional publications in chemistry and related fields, 2nd ed., by Hans F. Ebel, Claus Bliefert, and William E. Russey; Learning in the field: An introduction to qualitative research by Gretchen Rossman and Sharon F. Rallis; Eloquent images: Word and image in the age of new media by Mary E. Hocks and Michelle R. Kendrick, eds.; Shaping information: The rhetoric of visual conventions by Charles Kostelnick and Michael Hassett; How to become a fulltime freelance writer: A practical guide to setting up a successful writing business at home by Michael A. Banks; Starting your career as a freelance writer by Moira Anderson Allen

Document Type: Book Review

Publication date: 2005-02-01

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  • Technical Communication, the Society's journal, publishes articles about the practical application of technical communication theory and serves as a common arena for discussion by practitioners. Technical Communication includes both quantitative and qualitative research while showcasing the work of some of the field's most noteworthy writers. Among its most popular features are the helpful book reviews. Technical Communication is published quarterly and is free with membership.
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