Rave Notice for Reviewer of Software

By Michael J. Himowitz 1994, The Baltimore Sun | St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO), March 9, 1994 | Go to article overview

Rave Notice for Reviewer of Software


Michael J. Himowitz 1994, The Baltimore Sun, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


If you're looking for word processing software, you don't have to look far for advice.

Virtually every computer magazine carries exhaustive (and exhausting) reviews of the latest programs, and anyone who uses a word processor will be more than happy to bore you for hours with his opinions.

But what if your needs are more specialized?

Maybe you're looking for something to help you write a television script, or even come up with an idea for one. What if you have to manage a large bibliography or need a German spelling checker? What if you're desperate for a program that will write in Russian, Greek or Hebrew, or all three at the same time?

To find the answers, serious scribes need look no further than "Essential Software for Writers" by Hy Bender, a comprehensive and entertaining new volume from Writer's Digest Books ($24.95).

Bender is an experienced free-lancer and computer-book author whose other life experiences range from programming and designing spelling checkers to writing for Mad magazine - a good background for anyone willing to tackle this topic.

Naturally, Bender deals with word processing software, reviewing a dozen popular programs, all for IBM-compatible computers.

But unlike magazine reviewers, Bender is more concerned about how a writer would react to using each program, as well as its overall approach, strengths and weaknesses.

He'll also tell you some things you won't read in computer magazines. …

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