Author Archives: Bart Leahy

About Bart Leahy

Freelance Technical Writer, Science Cheerleader Event & Membership Directior, and an all-around nice guy. Here to help.

Handling Emergency Plans

It irritates, sickens, and angers me to no end that I have to write about this topic at all. However, as the shooting this week in Florida has shown, the country of my birth continues to be plagued by evil … Continue reading

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Making Technical Subjects Engaging for General Audiences

I’ve often joked that my primary job has been “translating Engineerish into English,” at least when I worked primarily for engineers. Today’s entry came from a friend who suggested I talk about “Connecting to an audience [that] might not be … Continue reading

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Why Do You Do What You Do?

Fear not, I’ll get into practical technical writing matters again soon, but as I’m writing this, I’m still in a philosophical mood. We have many different motivations for getting into the technical writing profession. The important thing is that–whatever your … Continue reading

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After-Action Report: Falcon Heavy Launch

A bit delayed this morning, but as promised, I spent my Tuesday watching and reporting on the launch of SpaceX’s latest launch vehicle, Falcon Heavy. You can read my actual journalistic effort here. Today’s blog comprises my personal observations/thoughts without … Continue reading

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On Site for Falcon Heavy

Apologies for the late entry, all. I’m on site at Kennedy Space Center for the February 6 launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket. My pre-launch article is already live on Spaceflight Insider and I’ll be writing the post-launch article once the … Continue reading

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Leaving a Legacy

I’m getting to an age where a person starts to wonder what others might think of him when he’s gone. Mid-life crisis? Maybe, maybe not. However, since I’ve never been eager to have kids (at this or any age) and … Continue reading

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Do You Work to Live or Live to Work?

I’m about to say some things that might be heretical to my fellow Americans. My apologies in advance, but I’m about to question one of our common shared religious beliefs: the belief that we should live to work. I would, … Continue reading

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