Human factors technical writer's guide
David J. Bryant
Earl S. Stein
Michael D. Synder
Snyder, M. D., Bryant, D. J., Dunn, J., & Stein, E. S. (1998). Human factors technical writer's guide (DOT/FAA/CT-TN98/2). Atlantic City International Airport: Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center.
The Program Directorate for Aviation Simulation and Human Factors (ACT-500) of the Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center determined that there should be a standardized method to create technical documents. The Human Factors Branch (ACT-530) was tasked to develop this document. They decided that standardizing technical documents should not only dwell on developing the document but teaching basic writing techniques to make all ACT-500 documents consistent. A small team was selected from ACT-530 support personnel to develop a handbook and teach the basics of technical writing. The handbook includes four distinct sections: Organization, General Writing Concerns, Sentence Construction, and Special Topics. The team also developed a slide presentation that tracks the handbook very closely. This document is the published version of the handbook.
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