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June 19, 2018

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Laura V

#10 is an absolute! Yes.
I work in IT for the state of Ohio, on a variety of projects. So writing to the audience is also a big factor that new BA's have to learn coming in, as that varies from project to project.

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Laura, thanks for making the excellent point about writing to the audience.

Lynn

Allison Horak

Another reference book that I've found invaluable is the Gregg Reference Manual, which is the standard in California for the public sector. It's expensive ($90 new), but thorough. You can usually pick up a recent edition at used book stores for about $10.

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Allison, I love "The Gregg Reference Manual" and have been using it for decades. The reason I did not recommend it is that it has not been updated since its 11th edition in 2011, and McGraw Hill does not intend to update it, with the death of its author-editor Bill Sabin. So I'm offering alternatives to readers.

I do think a used copy is a good find. Thanks for the suggestion.

Lynn

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