Category Archives: research

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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Working with a New Subject Area

Today’s post comes courtesy of my friend Greg, who suggested I take on the “Challenges of, approaches to learning a new subject area / industry that you come in as a tech writer.” Given my rather diverse career path, th … Continue reading

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How to Recognize Cranks in Your Research

Ever get assigned a random market research task? You might be researching a new business area, current literature on a cutting-edge topic, or just performing a survey of the state of your industry. As you’re sifting through the electronic fever … Continue reading

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Applying Your Tech Writing Skills to Vacation

One thing being a technical writer did was give me a better, more targeted approach to research. This method of study isn’t limited to the content I learn on the job, it’s also useful for extracurricular activities such as vacation. … Continue reading

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Content Survey

I want to make this blog (and the in-progress book based on it) useful to you, my readers. To that end, I’m asking you to complete a survey regarding the content of the site. Your help would be appreciated!

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