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How to Write a Manual Paperback – August 1, 1991

ISBN-13: 978-0898154306 ISBN-10: 0898154308

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (August 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898154308
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898154306
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,119,919 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This how-to manual addresses the dismal lack of clarity in users' manuals. Slatkin takes readers through definitions, planning, working with a committee, design, and research, telling them how to conduct interviews and talking about style. Keep it simple, she says: Don't "build monuments to obfuscatory sesquipedalian tergiversation." Though Slatkin warns that humor is out of place in a manual, her own asides enliven this by-the-numbers exercise, and she is probably too stern in her admonitions about style. Still, she gets the job done, and her manual would be a godsend to an inexperienced writer obliged to produce a manual. Good sections on rewriting, proofing, and production are included. For most libraries.
-John Mort, Kansas City P.L.. Mo.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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