Category Archives: business writing

Are You Really Doing “Heroic” Technical Writing?

It occurs to me as I get older that I’ve made my career doing rather boring, out-of-the-way, bureaucratic work: answering complaint letters, developing internal training programs, developing spreadsheets, writing proposals, editing engineering reports, and so forth. None of those are … Continue reading

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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Technical Writer?

This question has come up a couple times recently, in person and online, so I thought I’d take the time to address it. I’ve talked on this page about technical skills needed for the job, as well as soft skills and … Continue reading

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Was That Covered by the User Agreement?

Have you ever read that very long user agreement that appears whenever you download a piece of software? I haven’t, but I’m tempted to do so in the future. I’m appealing to the lawyers and technical writers who put those … Continue reading

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Positioning Your Business

Continuing with my observations from the Space Foundation workshop, today, I’ll be talking about establishing yourself as a small-business service provider. What follows will be a mix of the presenters’ thoughts and my own.

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Space Commerce Workshop Notes

Last week, I attendedĀ Destination: Bold Opportunity, an all-day workshop put on by the Space FoundationĀ here in Orlando to teach small businesses how to work in the space business. I’ll be sharing some of my insights over the next few posts. … Continue reading

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