Category Archives: engineering

Sausage Making, Science, and Communicating About COVID-19

A few days ago, the following tweet crossed my Facebook feed, and I felt it worth writing about it in more detail here: Part of the reason the pandemic is so bad in US is because people who are never … Continue reading

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What Can Go Wrong? Let Me Count the Ways

Each industry has its own special challenges, from agriculture to zoology. And because human beings remain imperfect, the universe chaotic, and accidents inevitable, engineers have taken do developing plans for how to handle the situation when–not if–things go wrong. Below … Continue reading

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Technical Writing Paths to and from NASA

One of the most common questions I get from Heroic Technical Writing readers is: “How do I get a job at NASA?” Mind you, I’ve written a few articles talking about the space writing biz outside of NASA as well, but … Continue reading

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Benefitting from Technology Transfer

To complete my summary of things learned at the Space Foundation’s Space Commerce small business workshop, I’ll finish up, as they did, with opportunities to be had from the NASA Technology Transfer program (TTP). Again, this is more applicable to those of … Continue reading

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Creating Your Value Proposition

Continuing with lessons learned from the Space Commerce Business workshop, today I’ll be talking about defining your value proposition in the marketplace. While this is primarily aimed at freelancers and small business owners, it’s also something to think about when … Continue reading

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