Technical writing newsletter 22: August 2007

Document status: archived

Guidance for buyers

Where do you go for advice on purchasing technical writing services? A group of independent technical writers realised that no definitive source of information was available to potential purchasers. Managed by Malcolm Beaumont (, they created a new website that gives impartial guidance:

Purchasing process

At TechScribe, project management starts before you purchase from us. Our new purchasing process web page shows you what you need to do, and what you can expect from us.

Industry profile

New SIC codes take effect in 2008. Marketplace perceptions affect an organization's credibility, and the new codes are a liability for technical writing companies in our opinion.

Style guides

If you are a software developer who needs to write user documentation, where do you start? A new web page lists the most useful style guides that we know about.

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