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Writing Technical Book

Any published writer?

     
6:11 am on Jul 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Any advises on how one can go and write a useable technical computer programming book.

Any tips, advises?

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10:03 am on July 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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A good writing course at your local University can be a good place to start. You may also want to look around for communities of technical writers to ask for advice.
12:10 pm on July 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Yes, I'm a published technical author.

You write a technical book as you would any other book. Then submit to publishers. Get rejected. Submit to other publishers. Get rejected. Then submit to other publishers.

You can find the addresses of publishers within existing books, don't bother submitting to publishers who already have a successful similar title, however!

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For me, one fo the keys was teaming up with a good technical editor. I am able to write, organize and explain things and he backed me up with fact checking and independent verification. he was a hardcore techie. I was a liteweight techie, but a writer to boot. Makes a good team. I now pair up with a tech editor every time.