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The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing by Krista Van Laan

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Rewriting and Editing

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Insiders know that the final stages—editing, formatting, running a table of contents and generating into PDF—take much longer than expected. Allow plenty of time for cleanup and be prepared for surprises. You wouldn’t believe how often a snag occurs right at the end.

If your working environment is like that of many technical writers, you’ll be expected to manage your own editing and proofreading. Full-time, on-staff editors are a luxury many companies don’t see the need for (if there is an open requisition for a new employee, Technical Publications hiring managers tend to fill it with a writer rather than ...

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