Category Archives: technical writing

2018: Looking Back

It’s the last post of the calendar year, and I’ve done this once or twice before, so it seems fitting that I close out 2018 with a look backward.

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Looking Back: Apollo 8

I’m going to elaborate on something I tweeted earlier this weekend as I was re-watching the Ron Howard/Tom Hanks historical drama about the Apollo program, From the Earth to the Moon. And yes, I’ll bring back around to technical writing before … Continue reading

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Writing for the Military-Industrial Complex

It’s not what you see on television. A friend suggested I discuss working for the Department of Defense (DoD), which is its own special animal within the technical writing world. It’s worth taking the time, because the military—even if you’re … Continue reading

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Do Freelancers Need a Writing Room?

The marvelous thing about the news is that if I’m lacking for a topic to talk about, some foolishness inevitably crosses my Twitter or Facebook feed that makes a good topic for this blog. This past week it has been … 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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