From Library Journal
Dupre's clear advice, presented with a sense of fun, may benefit anyone who writes. However, it is geared to technical and academic writers who usually understand their material but are not so skilled at passing along that understanding. Many of her examples show ways to use computer terminology wisely, but this is more, and better, than the much-touted Wired Style (LJ 10/1/96), offering not just definitions but broad advice. This would be a great supplementary text for any course in technical writing. For all academic collections.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Publisher
BUGS in Writing, may be the first book on writing that people read for sheer fun. Developed for anyone who writes and who works with computers, including computer and other scientists, students, professors, business people, programmers and technical writers. Rather than subjecting yourself to the pain and tedium of wading through a reference book on English grammar, pick up BUGS; you will soon find yourself browsing amusing and interesting material. While you are enjoying yourself, you will be tuning your ear: You will soon find that you are writing lucid prose that communicates your ideas. "If technical writing isn't your principal activity, but you find yourself doing a lot of it, you should read this book."- IEEE Micro "The Quality of scientific and technical writing would increase considerably if this book were required reading for all authors."- The Mathematica Journal "You can borrow my dictionary or steal my thesaurus. Just stay away from my copy of BUGS."- Patrick Henry Winston, MIT "This book will help me/you/we a lot/immensely."- Martin Griss, Laboratory Scientist, Hewlett Packard Laboratories