For over a year now, I’ve been working as a technical writer in a tech startup developing a workflow automation tool. I’ve been part of a Developer Relations (DevRel) team, then a Marketing team, as well as some Product in-between. This organization means that I had to (re)learn how to collaborate efficiently across teams with different strategies, and commnicate the value of technical writing for achieving different goals.

One thing that helped me in this challenge was diving into different resources on these topics. In the spirit of sharing knowledge with other fellow technical writers, here’s a list of books, podcasts, and courses around technical writing:


Technical writing

General writing

  • The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker is a modern guide on how to read and write clearly, that gets into the nitty-gritty details of the English language from a linguistics and cognitive science perspective.
  • On Writing Well by William Zinsser is an oldie but goldie among books dedicated to the art of writing non-fiction, and includes a chapter about technical writing.
  • The Elements of Style by Strunk/White is, to any English major and (aspiring) writer, a reference book on grammar and style rules (though some are outdated by now), with the maxim “Remove unnecessary words!”

DevRel teams