Levels of Edit
Structured editing.

Books

Levels of Edit

We walk our talk

 

Two best-selling books on technical communication describe proven hands-on methodologies developed from the ground up at name-brand hardware and software companies.

 

Standardization

Single Sourcing: Building Modular Documentation

This guide explains in plain language and by example how to build modular documentation you can reuse in different formats for different audiences and purposes. It includes a conceptual overview of single sourcing, a 10-step process for transforming linear documents into modular documents, and detailed writing guidelines.

246 pages
William Andrew Publishing (Elsevier)
ISBN-10: 0-8155-1491-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-8155-1491-6

... an excellent resource for creators of single source technical documentation.
— Ann Rockley, Managing Enterprise Content
 

Indexing

Indexing: A Nuts-and-Bolts Guide for Technical Writers

This guide explains in plain language and by example how to index any type of print or online documentation quickly and easily. It presents a sequential method that has been battle-tested in high-pressure publishing organizations for over a decade. It is now listed as an indexing reference in The Chicago Manual of Style.

112 pages
William Andrew Publishing (Elsevier)
ISBN-10: 0-8155-1481-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-8155-1481-7

... an effective guerrilla’s guide to producing indexes to technical documentation.
— Rich Carlson, Technical Communication