Category Archives: science

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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English Major Skills in the Real World

This past week, the site Dear English Major retweeted a post about “The 9 Most Common Misconceptions about English Majors (And Why They’re not always True).” Go ahead and read it, I’ll wait! One point especially caught my attention: The skills you learn … Continue reading

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Approaching Life Like a Scientist

My friend the scientist tells me that I’m really a scientist at heart. I’m a tad dubious about such a broad statement (a former employer thought I was an engineer at heart); however, it is likely that I have learned … Continue reading

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