Category Archives: Uncategorized

Saving Lives With Checklists

The recent scary engine fire aboard United flight 328 reminded me that a lot of our transportation infrastructure depends greatly upon clear, easy-to-read technical documentation–specifically, checklists. Today I’ll walk through some helpful guidelines for pilot checklists…or any checklist, for that matter.

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Interview: Kristina Hendrix, Director of Communications

Kristina Hendrix and I worked together at Marshall Space Flight Center from 2006 to 2010. At the time, she was the events coordinator. Since then she’s gotten a Master’s Degree in Journalism with a strategic communication emphasis and has taken … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Gratitude in Times of Trouble

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States as well as a federal holiday, so rather than talk about work too much, I’ll share a couple thoughts about thankfulness and gratitude in a difficult time. Don’t worry, I’ll keep it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

My Book is Out: Why You Should Buy It

Oh, huzzah! Heroic Technical Writing: Making a Difference in the Workplace and Your Life is now available in Kindle and paperback format. While I enjoyed writing it, you might be wondering: WIIFM (What’s In It For Me?). Today I’ll explain what you’d … Continue reading

Posted in book writing, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Learning About Self-Publishing in Real Time

As I noted last week, there are some definite differences between publishing for Kindle and publishing a traditional paperback book. Some things you might not catch until the paper copy is already in your hand….as I discovered after I’d already … Continue reading

Posted in book writing, editing, Uncategorized | Leave a comment