Category Archives: mentoring

Space Commerce Workshop Notes

Last week, I attended Destination: Bold Opportunity, an all-day workshop put on by the Space Foundation here in Orlando to teach small businesses how to work in the space business. I’ll be sharing some of my insights over the next few posts. … Continue reading

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What Does Professionalism Look Like?

Note: This post has been edited slightly from its original version. One of the things they don’t teach in university technical writing class (but maybe should) is office etiquette, what I would call professionalism. Schools teach intellectual/technical skills and assume … Continue reading

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Tech Writing Questions from a High School Robotics Team

My fiction-writing buddy Ciara Knight has a high-school-age son who’s participating in the FIRST Robotics  competition, where groups of students get together to create robots  that compete on some sort of timed activity. This year, the activity is space-themed, which … Continue reading

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2018: Looking Back

It’s the last post of the calendar year, and I’ve done this once or twice before, so it seems fitting that I close out 2018 with a look backward.

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Conference Follow-Up: Speed Mentoring and Business Cards

Perhaps as preparation for my mentoring activity at UCF, I decided to accept the invitation to participate as a mentor in a “speed mentoring” activity at the AIAA Space 2018 Forum this week. I also had to learn a hard lesson … Continue reading

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