Category Archives: technical writing

Proposal Style Sheets

The more proposals I do, the more I appreciate the need for a style sheet. These templates can do more than establish fonts, headings, spacing, captions, and body text styles. They can provide the proposal team with a list of … Continue reading

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Reader Response: English Majors in the Space Business, Revisited

A new reader, Nick, responded recently to one of my posts on English majors working for NASA. I keep adding to my advice as I get more questions and have more/new space-writing experiences, so I thought I’d add a bit … Continue reading

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Talking About Space

Today I’ll be giving a talk in Huntsville, Alabama titled “Communicating About Space: Pitfalls and Priorities.” This will be an interesting experiment for me and my audience, as this will be a joint meeting of HAL5, the local chapter of the … Continue reading

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Evaluating Persuasive Writing: Am I Making a Difference?

This post is a response to another friend’s suggestion (reminder to my readers: I do take requests). My buddy Chuck suggested I take on “social engineering on a budget.” He was joking, as it turned out, but what he meant was talking … Continue reading

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Writing With Purpose

As part of my ongoing effort to respond to requests, today’s topic comes via my friend Kimberly, who suggested I blog about “Writing for a purpose. I’m generally bad at choosing a topic.” More specifically, she was seeking inputs on … Continue reading

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