Category Archives: science

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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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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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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Technical Writing in Space

Updated 7/25/19, 11:18 a.m. Following a discussion about future topics in space-related technical communication, I started to wonder about how tech comm is handled in space NOW. What followed was a fascinating discussion with a friend in the astronaut training … 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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