However, I think that not only books, but also blogs and thematic communities can be helpful because you can ask for a piece of advice in comments, chat with experienced technical writers and get first-hand information by meetups. Check out my post about Mercer's online masters in technical writing.
Cultural Relevance rating: 5 The book is fairly dry, and so I did not notice cultural issues that might be of note. In addition, advice for organizing, researching, writing, and revising complements thorough treatment of grammar, usage, style, and punctuation to provide comprehensive help with writing skills.
I asked my Twitter and blog friends to respond with their recommendations. Modularity rating: 5 The book seems to have been designed for modular use, and indeed that is how I plan to use it in my future classes.
Oliu Now in its tenth edition, this classic book remains the complete technical-writing reference for students and professionals alike. As I mentioned above, the book starts by covering genres with relative swiftness, then it digs into essential writing topics, and then it covers larger genres in more detail.
Awesome for a junior or novice in the field.
Olsen Developed for use by non-native speakers of English enrolled in Technical Writing and Communication courses.