P-N Designs is
an independent consulting firm, specializing in technical consulting
also the proud owners of
of the Road Press
for Technical Communicators" by Brenda Huettner is available
from Prince of the Road Press starting on May 1st, 2004. Designed
for both job-seekers and those currently employed, this handy guide
is packed with tips on how to build your own career in technical
communications. For more information, write to Editor@p-ndesigns.com.
Or check it out at the STC Annual Conference Bookstore in Baltimore
starting on May 9th.
Or, if you want
buy this book right away, use Paypal and your credit card for just
$15 plus $3.95 shipping:
And don't forget...
Our first book,
published February 2001, is "Winter Journey through the Ninth" by
Harry A. Franck. Written during WWII, this book examines the use
of tactical air power by the Ninth Air Force. For more information
about the book, the author, and the Ninth Air Force, see the
Harry A. Franck web page.
We started with
a 55-year-old manuscript, created on an old manual typewriter, about
the third carbon back. After more months than we like to admit,
we ended up with an attractive paperback book. This process is detailed
in a PowerPoint presentation about Making
Books (caution, this presentation uses frames). We've given
to the presentation to several elementary school classes here in
Tucson, particularly during "Love of Reading Week". We
hand around the various drafts and marked up versions, show off
source material, and finally produce a copy of the finished book.
We've even tried hard to retain the original stinky smell of the
blue proofs, which for many kids is the best part.