The previous edition of this book (1998) came out 12 years after the edition before it (1986). Our acknowledgments for the 1998 edition mentioned over 50 people who had directly or indirectly contributed to that book in the intervening years. Now, five years later, our list is much shorter, but we would still like to acknowledge the contributors to this book's predecessor, Producing Quality Technical Information: the lead writer Morris Dean and the writers, editors, and designers who worked with him—Dewey Beaudette, Fred Bethke, the late Bill Calhoun, Polly Hughes, John Hurd, Terese Johnson, Kacy Keene, Lori Neumann, and Linda Stout. Producing Quality Technical Information was also recognized as a classic in technical communication ...

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