Relevant Books

A live list of books on technical writing and related topics, like content strategy and information architecture.

  • Docs Like Code, by Anne Gentle.
  • Letting Go of the Words, by Janice (Ginny) Redish.
  • Modern Technical Writing, by Andrew Etter.
  • The Product is Docs, by Christopher Gales
  • Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, by Steve Krug.
  • Bugs in Writing: A Guide to Debugging Your Prose, by Lyn Dupre
  • Content Strategy 101, by Scriptorium
  • Every Page is Page One, by Mark Baker
  • Living Documentation, by Cyrille Martraire
  • Managing Writers: A Real World Guide to Managing Technical Documentation, by Richard L. Hamilton
  • Wicked, Incomplete, and Uncertain: User Support in the Wild and the Role of Technical Communication, by Jason Swarts
  • Developing Quality Technical Information: A Handbook for Writers and Editors (multiple authors)
  • Information Development: Managing Your Documentation Projects, Portfolio, and People, by JoAnn Hackos
  • Information Architecture: For the Web and Beyond, by Lou Rosenfeld
  • Practical Strategies for Technical Communication, by Mike Markel and Stuart Selber
  • Content Everywhere: Strategy and Structure for Future-Ready Content, by Sara Wachter-Boettcher
  • Structured Writing, by Mark Baker

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