Category Archives: technical writing

Wrapping Up 2021 and Preview of Coming Attractions for 2022

Greetings, all! After taking a few weeks off to rest and reflect, your friendly, neighborhood Heroic Technical Writer is back in action. One of the primary reasons I paused–aside from being busy–was simple burnout. I was often scrambling at the … Continue reading

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Interview: Michael Doornbos, Maker and Documentation User

I meet a lot of interesting people in the space business. One of them, Michael Doornbos, is a veteran, engineer, and pilot who now works on software and websites of various sorts who builds things in his spare time like … Continue reading

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Guest Speaking: Senior Practicum

I again had the pleasure of speaking to a group of Marika Siegel‘s senior-level technical writing students at Michigan Tech University. They sent me a list of excellent questions in advance related to tech writing in general, job hunting, and … Continue reading

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Reader Response: Can Foreign Nationals Write for NASA?

This past week I received a message from someone who found me via LinkedIn. Deepthy from India is one of those folks I especially appreciate because she wants to be a writer for NASA. Unfortunately, it’s a lot more challenging … Continue reading

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Repurposing and Reformatting Content

The professor for my Kepler Space Institute class provided a rather detailed and specific outline for my final class paper. I was in the process of developing and writing that paper when a friend suggested I submit it to the … Continue reading

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