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Important subject, but this text falls severely short
on January 7, 2014
Proper technical communication is a paramount skill to learn, however, this book is severely impractical and outdated. My best guess is that the author was told to told to write a book on technical communication, yet she lacked the requisite knowledge of the underlying subject (at least to be practical within the last 15 years). The author demonstrates a clear lack of understanding of the importance of digital communication. Although she does have a section on email writing, the principles she teaches are much more aligned with older style memo writing than modern email communication. Anyone with any industry experience would agree that if you followed her advice in a modern workplace, you would be viewed as incompetent. Moreover, the price of this book is simply outrageous.
I can say with confidence that you should stay far, far away from this anachronism of technical writing material.