The nice people at Microsoft Press have been in contact with me again to let me know that my book Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out has now received an “excellence” award from the Society of Technical Communication (STC), the professional body for people who work with technical publications covering subjects from computers to science.
The notice I received from the Publisher of Microsoft Press said:
You’ll remember, I think, that your book Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out won a regional award of Distinguished from the Society for Technical Communication, Puget Sound Chapter.
But, wait – it gets better J Your book has now won an award of Excellence in Technical Communication from the international STC – the highest award they bestow on any book. It will be displayed at the 2012 STC Summit (May 20-23), in Rosemont, Illinois, and will be viewed by hundreds of conference attendees.
We have not yet received the judges’ evaluations, but we’ll send those along as soon as possible. STC describes the award this way: “An entry that wins an award of Excellence consistently meets high standards in all areas. The entry might contain a single major flaw or a few minor flaws. The entry demonstrates an exceptional understanding of technical communication principles.”
Apparently this makes Exchange 2010 Inside Out one of the top 50 books published last year in terms of its technical content and design.
Clearly I’m very happy for the book to be recognized in this manner as it makes all the hard work done to write, edit, copy-edit, technical-edit, layout, design, index, and publish worthwhile. The folks at Microsoft Press really did an exceptional job with this book.
Now on to Exchange 2013? Perhaps…
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