You all might remember that back in the winter, a handful of our books were recognized by the Puget Sound chapter of the Society for Technical Communications. (See blog post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2014/01/22/quick-news-microsoft-press-picks-up-six-awards-at-last-night-s-stc-ceremony.aspx.)

Today, we’re happy to announce that three of those books were sent to the international judges and have received recognition at the top level of competition. Here are the winners. Congratulations to the authors and editors who produced these high-quality books.

Award of Excellence

STC's description: 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.

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CLR via C#, Fourth Edition

Author: Jeffrey Richter

Editors: Devon Musgrave, Carol Dillingham

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Software Requirements, Third Edition

Authors: Karl Wiegers, Joy Beatty

Editors: Devon Musgrave, Carol Dillingham


Award of Merit

STC description: An entry that wins a Merit Award consistently meets high standards in most areas. The entry might contain a small number of major or minor flaws, but it still applies technical communication principles in a highly proficient manner.

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Windows 8 Plain & Simple

Author: Nancy Muir

Editor: Kenyon Brown