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Best Practices for Technical Writers and Editors, Video Enhanced Edition (Collection): DITA, Quality, and Style

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  • Copyright 2012
  • Pages: 1188
  • Edition: 1st
  • EPUB (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-292966-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-292966-0

A brand new collection of state-of-the-art insights for technical writers, editors, and content managers…in a convenient e-format, at a great price!


Three outstanding IBM Press eBooks plus exclusive video walkthroughs help you maximize the value and effectiveness of your technical communications—in all media, for all audiences, everywhere! (Enhanced eBook)


This package brings together unsurpassed IBM eBook and video resources for creating clearer, more usable, more effective technical communication. For one low price, you get three outstanding IBM Press books in industry-standard ePub format, plus exclusive video demonstrations walking through many key topics and techniques on DITA, step-by-step! The IBM Style Guide: Conventions for Writers and Editors distills IBM’s best wisdom for developing higher-quality content across all media, authors, and geographic locations. It delivers up-to-the minute guidance on topic-based writing; writing for diverse media and global audiences; organizing, structuring, and linking information; maximizing accessibility; documenting interfaces and procedures; and much more. Next, in DITA Best Practices: A Roadmap for Writing, Editing, and Architecting in DITA, three pioneering implementers show how to use DITA to maximize the value of technical documentation, and offer a complete roadmap for successful DITA adoption and usage. The authors answer crucial questions “official” DITA documents ignore, including: “Where do you start?” and “How do you avoid the pitfalls?” Discover proven best practices for developing effective topics, short descriptions, and content architecture, plus “in-the-trenches” solutions for ensuring quality implementations and accurate, cost-effective content conversion, including video demonstrations. Finally, Developing Quality Technical Information: A Handbook for Writers and Editors, Second Edition, presents today’s most systematic, well-proven approach to creating great documentation. Learn how to focus on the right tasks and topics; say more with fewer words; use organization to deliver faster access; streamline and improve reviews; and much more. Packed with before-and-after examples, illustrations, and checklists, this book addresses crucial topics ranging from internationalization to retrievability to visual effectiveness. Whether you’re a writer, editor, reviewer, or manager, if you want to create outstanding content, you’ll find this collection absolutely indispensable.


From expert IBM and IBM Press publication professionals Francis DeRespinis, Peter Hayward, Jana Jenkins, Amy Laird, Leslie McDonald, Eric Radzinski, Laura Bellamy, Michelle Carey, Jenifer Schlotfeldt, Gretchen Hargis, Ann Kilty Hernandez, Polly Hughes, Deirdre Longo, Shannon Rouiller, and Elizabeth Wilde.


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