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Gordon R. Meyer
Tips for successful technical writers
The website On Writing Technically offers advice for beginning technical writers, sometimes with a uniquely Japanese point of view. If you're reading Usable Help to get a feel for what it's like to be a professional tech writer, head over to these articles for a taste of the day-to-day concerns you'll face. Old-timers might enjoy them too, if only for recognizing the habits and strategies that you now take for granted.