Category Archives: engineering

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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Writing About Science vs. Engineering

Updated 8/1/19, 10:18 a.m. I have addressed the topic of writing about science vs. writing about engineering previously, but Heroic Tech Writing reader Nick asked about my experiences writing on the science side of things. While I haven’t done a … Continue reading

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Scope Creep and the Technical Writer

At the suggestion of my friend Susan, today I’ll be taking on the topic of scope creep. Most of the time, this is an engineering issue, such as when a NASA mission or piece of hardware starts out with one … Continue reading

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Proposal Writing for Engineers

Following my presentation last week, an engineer friend pointed out that the biggest adjustment he faced with technical writing was learning to write proposals. For reasons that elude me, unless they’re required to take a technical writing class, college/university engineering … Continue reading

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Translating Technology for an International Audience

Several of the sessions I attended at the AIAA Space Forum were given by engineers or scientists who were not native English speakers. I give them a lot of credit for being wiling to stand up and present on a … Continue reading

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