Editor's note: Reproduced by permission of the American Geophysical Union, Bruce Marsh, Book Reviews: The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science by Scott L. Montgomery, EOS Transaction American Geophysical Union, Volume 84, No. 46, p. 509, 18 November 2003.

As a technical writing instructor and reviewer, I too often encounter established authors who believe that anyone without gleaming credentials would have to have much audacity to make suggestions about writing. For some time I have mused over this hubris. But, it's mental concrete, and I have not found the voice to crack it. That is, until recently. The voice I...

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