Category Archives: documentation

Technical Writing in Space

Updated 7/25/19, 11:18 a.m. Following a discussion about future topics in space-related technical communication, I started to wonder about how tech comm is handled in space NOW. What followed was a fascinating discussion with a friend in the astronaut training … Continue reading

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Writing Requirements: The Home Edition

A lot of technical writers get experience helping engineers or other technical subject matter experts respond to requirements through proposals, design documents, or documenting actual finished products. Requirements, of course, are a list of things that a customer wants a … Continue reading

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What is Documentation Like?

Just because I don’t talk about documentation much doesn’t mean I’ve never done it. And usually when people hear the term “technical writer,” that’s what they assume that you do. So what is documentation and what’s the job like? Let’s … Continue reading

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Do You Have to Be an Engineer to Write for Engineers?

The short answer to the title of this entry is “Not just no, but heck no!” However, I encountered a differing few in the comment threads on LinkedIn and felt the need to respond at greater length without clogging the … 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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