I believe that clear writing indicates clear thinking.
So when I interview software engineering candidates, writing skills is one of the most important areas that I assess. I check their cover letter, resume, code samples, website, and emails for signs of clear writing.
Fortunately, you can improve your writing skills with deliberate practice. These books will help software engineers overcome their fears around writing and communicating, teaching courage, technique, and strategy.
by William Zinsser
On Writing Well is an amazing book with practical techniques and tangible examples to improve the clarity of your writing. The lessons taught in this book become particularly important for developers aspiring to lead technical teams or manage people.
by Auston Kleon, Author of Steal Like an Artist
Show Your Work is about overcoming the fears that hold us back from writing. Although more broadly about creative endeavors, everything in this book applies to writing and especially writing the first draft of anything.
by Andy Maslen
Being a strong coder isn’t enough. If you want to achieve leverage in your software engineering career, you’ll need to extend your reach through clear, convincing, and persuasive communication.
Persuasive Copywriting teaches you how to craft a compelling narrative from research through written delivery.