Scientists and engineers who have to write will find these articles and sites handy.
How to Get Rid of Acronyms (PDF file)
http://www.techwr-l.com/techwhirl/index.php3.Techwhir-l, a "technical communication community," with blogs, FAQs, and useful downloads.
http://www.stc.org/. Society for Technical Communication, national site. Substantial and extensive publications, many of which its members can search and download for free at the site. Outstanding regional and national conferences.
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/stylemanual/index.html. The latest version of the US Government Printing Office Style Manual is online, both as a set of PDF files and as a set of HTML files.
IEEE Computer Society Style Guide. The November 2009 edition of the IEEE Computer Society Style Guide, is a complement to primary reference guides, which it lists at this page.
http://grcpublishing.grc.nasa.gov/editing/vidoli.CFM. Although NASA's Guide to Writing Reports is naturally oriented toward its own agency, it has several tips that are useful for other writers as well.
http://grcpublishing.grc.nasa.gov/editing/WizardArchive.cfm. At the same NASA site, you will find the "Word Wizard Archive," a searchable list of problem words.
http://www.rand.org/services/pubsext/style_manual_ext/. The Rand Corporation publishes its excellent style manual online; you can download it as a PDF file.
See also the list of references at our bookstore.