Category Archives: research

Whom to Trust in a Crisis

A year ago, in an environment not dominated by a virus, I wrote about how to recognize cranks in your research at work. However, as we are all now living with a science-related crisis, this seems like the best time … Continue reading

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Matching Outputs to Match Operational Realities

Budget cuts happen, even in non-crisis situations. Fiscal years end, funds are reallocated, and priorities change. Large projects that were going to take weeks suddenly compress into a single week. This could mean changes to scope, format, and even content. … Continue reading

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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Technical Writer?

This question has come up a couple times recently, in person and online, so I thought I’d take the time to address it. I’ve talked on this page about technical skills needed for the job, as well as soft skills and … Continue reading

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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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Getting Smart About Space: A Reading List

Updated 7/24/19 This is a follow-up to my Monday post on advice to an English major interested in working in the space business. Learning the language is often more than half the battle when it comes to making the transition … Continue reading

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