Author Archives: Bart Leahy

About Bart Leahy

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

The Many Worlds of NASA, Part 2

As promised, here’s part 2 of my discussion on the NASA organization. In Part 1, I talked about the different Mission Directorates.

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The Many Worlds of NASA, Part 1

Writing for “NASA” is a bit vague. It’s rather like working for Disney or even the Department of Defense–given the diversity of said organizations, you could be anywhere from the upper echelons of the organization to the front line. Today … Continue reading

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Technical Writing and Wine

Okay, so I just got back from a week in Northern California, which included (oddly enough) some quality time in “wine country,” a.k.a. Napa Valley. Rather than tell you what I did on my summer vacation, I’ll share some thoughts … Continue reading

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Summarizing My Career Advice

Yep, still on vacation. But that doesn’t mean I can’t provide useful information in absentia. Today I’ll be reviewing my general approach to people looking to change, improve, or start their career–in technical communication or elsewhere. I’ll be back to … Continue reading

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What Are People Reading on This Blog?

I’m taking an extended vacation this week, so today’s entry and Monday’s will be retrospective pieces to save me from bringing my laptop with me. Today I’ll be looking at the top five entries from 2017 (so far!). Enjoy.

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Reader Response: What Kind of Reports Do You Write at NASA?

This week’s reader letter comes from Brittany, a student who had questions about the types of reports I’ve written for NASA, who I wrote them for, and what sorts of legal or ethical issues could be tied to those reports. … Continue reading

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Another Last-Minute Post

Apologies, people. I’m going on vacation next week and trying to get things out the door, so the blog is getting short shrift again. The good news is, I have a couple of very nice, well-thought-out pieces for while I’m … Continue reading

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