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Your Document is Sick! Whom Do You Call?

A couple weeks ago, I started getting a ringing in my ears, as if my eardrums had been hammered by a rock concert. The problem–tinnitus—lasted an entire day. I looked around the internet to see what I could do on … Continue reading

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Observing Change in Your Industry

It’s been nearly ten years since last attended a conference for the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), which is the professional association for aerospace engineers. While I posted my observations of what happened, I haven’t yet written my … Continue reading

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Query Letters

Having narrowed myself down to three best-fit publishers, I now have to start selling my manuscript. The most common tool in the process is the query letter or email. A query letter is just what it sounds like: a question … Continue reading

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Characteristics of Formal and Informal Writing

I’m currently supporting a new corporate client that is serious, so to speak, about maintaining an informal in-house writing style. How serious? Their in-house style manual runs longer than 200 pages. They want to make certain anyone writing for them … Continue reading

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Post-Conference Activities

Apologies if this is a little late. I’ve been doing conference follow-up on my TVIW experience. Conference follow-up? What the heck is that? Allow me to explain.

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