Category Archives: documents

Fact Checking Your Work

This post comes at the suggestion of Dr. Karla Kitalong, my former thesis director at University of Central Florida, now teaching at Michigan Technical University. She requested that I discuss fact checking, which is something I’ve had to do as … Continue reading

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Proposal Style Sheets

The more proposals I do, the more I appreciate the need for a style sheet. These templates can do more than establish fonts, headings, spacing, captions, and body text styles. They can provide the proposal team with a list of … Continue reading

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Technical Writing and the 48-Hour Film Project

Note: This post has been updated. The original post included an inoperative link. Last week I discussed my intended adventures with the 48-Hour Film Project. You can find my personal observations and photos about the experience here, but today I’ll … Continue reading

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Rereading Your Content

My primary job these days comprises writing and editing training and development materials. Every 3-6 months, the customer makes changes to the content, which can affect specific presentation slides or whole sections of the training materials. Accepting the changes is … Continue reading

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How Can I Do a Content Review if I’m Not an Engineer?

Once you get your first job with a scientific or engineering firm, it will not be too unusual for you to be asked to do a content review of a document (say, a proposal), even though you might not be … Continue reading

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