Category Archives: advocacy

Reader Response: Is There Work You Would Not Do?

I’m always open to new topics for Heroic Technical Writing, and I’d like to thank my friend Sarah Across the Pond for today’s question, the short version of which is, is there work you would not do? The short answer is: not … Continue reading

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Writing for Government Agencies in a Partisan Political Environment

When political passions get heated in a free society, individuals writing for government agencies can find the mere act of posting information challenging. While I’ll provide examples below, the short version of my advice is: “Write what the party/person in … Continue reading

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What is a “Space Writer,” Anyway?

Today’s entry comes in response to a note from Sharmila, who asked the following about my “How an English Major Got a Job at NASA” story: Hi. Thanks for the post! Something that I needed. I’m pursuing CSE undergraduate course … Continue reading

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Writing About Politics on the Job

I know, I know: I keep counseling against talking about politics on the job (here and here, for example), but what if your job is political writing? How do you approach the task? What follows are my pragmatic thoughts on the task … Continue reading

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Sharing Your Opinions on the Internet

A few days after the attack in Orlando, a group of my fellow entrepreneurs were discussing what it’s reasonable to share on Facebook, Twitter, or our blogs regarding the events of the day. Being a non-confrontational, preferably non-controversial person, my … Continue reading

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