Author Archives: Bart Leahy

About Bart Leahy

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

You Can’t Always Get What You Want…

Updated 3/25/21, 10:29 a.m. I’ve confirmed my application and acceptance with Kepler Space Institute and am now just waiting waiting for class registration. It turned out not to be exactly what I had in mind, but as the Rolling Stones … Continue reading

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Requirements Writing at Home

Previously, I’ve discussed how technical writing skills can apply to vacation planning. There are other activities where a technical writer’s skills at organizing information and describing requirements also can apply, especially when you’re buying high-priced items such as vehicle or … Continue reading

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Who Is the Technology For?

Among my various projects, I help a space advocacy group edit their conference papers from time to time. Being a Mars-focused organization, they tend to write papers about building settlements on the red planet. Recently, I recruited a friend into … Continue reading

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Why On Earth Are You Going Back to School?

Going back to school for space systems engineering seems a bit like hubris for a technical writer who’s now in his 50s. So why on Earth am I doing this? I thought I’d take a little time to explain myself … Continue reading

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Getting in the Right Mindset for Engineering School

If you’re a literary person at heart, engineering school might seem a bit intimidating. What I have going in my favor is that I’ve been documenting and observing aerospace engineers’ work for 15 years now. If I haven’t had the … Continue reading

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