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Things Students Can Do to Prepare for a Technical Writing Career

This is directed toward my younger readers who are still attending school and seeking advice on things they can do now to be a technical writer once they’re done with their formal education (quick hint: your informal education never ends!). … Continue reading

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Thanks to the mixing of a few thoughts this weekend, it occurred to me that my greatest strength might not be my writing. Or even editing, for that matter. Those skills are useful, and I have them, to be sure, … Continue reading

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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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Practicality and Idealism in Developing Your Career

My career path has been a meandering path comprising roughly equal doses of idealism and practicality. The goal here is to show you how the jobs you take out of necessity can still allow you to pursue outcomes that suit … Continue reading

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Guest Speaking Summary: Starting Your Technical Writing Business

I was asked to be a guest Zoom speaker for the North Alabama chapter meeting of the Society for Technical Communication. My talk was on February 4. I was asked to speak about the process of starting your own business, … Continue reading

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