Category Archives: technical writing

Making Things Special: The Art of Technical Communication

My current research for the arts-and-recreation-on-Mars book is titled What Is Art For? by Ellen Dissanayake, an ethologist, who has written several books on the survival value of creating art. One of her central points is that humans have a … Continue reading

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Are You a Luxury or a Necessity?

This question came up in the process of writing the work-in-progress book, tentatively titled, An English Major on Mars. I’ve encountered this issue while writing the book and during some of my job hunts. A lot of it, as my friend … Continue reading

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Making Time to Do Work Right

One skill I still need to work on is estimating how long it will take me to do my work. Sometimes unfamiliar work takes longer than I expect; sometimes I’m speedy past even my wildest expectations. Case in point: the … Continue reading

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Repurposing Content, Revisited

The project that started as a paper last year is now making the slow transition into book format. Today I’ll chat a bit about that process. As I’m discovering, it’s not as straightforward as I’d hoped.

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Which Research Sources Should You Use?

I’ve talked about research a few times on this page, but today I thought I’d talk about a more concrete problem, specifically, “If I’m in a work situation, which sources do I use in specific circumstances?” The weasel-word answer, unfortunately, … Continue reading

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