Supplemental Bibliography

General Information

Lindsell-Roberts, Sheryl. Technical Writing for Dummies. New York: Hungry Minds, 2001.

Savage, Gerald J. and Sullivan, Dale L., ed. Writing a Professional Life: Stories of Technical Communicators On and Off the Job. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2001.

Wicklen, Janet Van. The Tech Writer's Survival Guide: A Comprehensive Handbook for Aspiring Technical Writers. New York: Checkmark Books, 2001.


Pfeiffer, William S. Pocket Guide to Technical Writing. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1998.

Rubens, Philip, ed. Science and Technical Writing: A Manual of Style. New York
and London: Routledge, 2001.

Woolever, Kristin R. Writing for the Technical Professions. 2nd ed. New York: Longman, 2002.


Pearsall, Thomas E. The Elements of Technical Writing. Needham Heights, Mass.: Allyn and Bacon, 1997.

Sides, Charles H. How to Write & Present Technical Information. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1999.

Pedagogy/Practical Applications

Gardner, Susan and Fulwiler, Toby, ed. The Journal Book For Teachers in Technical and Professional Programs. Portsmouth, N.H. : Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1999.

Kynell, Teresa C. and Stone, Wendy Krieg. Scenarios for Technical Communication: Critical Thinking and Writing. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1999.


Reynolds, John Frederick, et al. Professional Writing in Context: Lessons From Teaching and Consulting in Worlds of Work. Hillsdale, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 1995.

Staples, Katherine and Ornatowski, Cezar. Foundations for Teaching Technical Communications: Theory, Practice and Program Design. Greenwich, CT: Ablex
Publishing Corporation, 1997.


Spilka, Rachel. Writing in the Workplace: New Research Perspectives. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1993.


Kynell, Teresa C. Writing in a Milieu of Utility: The Move to Technical Communication in American Engineering Programs, 1850-1950. 2nd ed. Stamford, CN: Ablex Publishing Company, 2000.

Longo, Bernadette. Spurious Coin: A History of Science, Management, and Technical Writing. Albany: State University of New York, 2000.

Lannon, John M. Technical Communication. New York: Addison-Wesley, 2000.

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Professional Journals

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Technical Communication

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