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What a Difference a Month Makes!

As I noted in my previous entry, I’m scaling back on my Heroic Technical Writing posts. That doesn’t mean work has stopped or I have nothing to say; I’m just trying to be a little more judicious about how often … Continue reading

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Creating an Executive Memo

This week I had to work on an end-of-the-year summary memo that was going to an executive. The original draft took me three hours while the next draft took an hour–I kid you not. The next draft will probably take … Continue reading

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Vacationing Styles, Working Styles, and What Works for You

I’ve been talking with a couple people recently about vacationing. I recently got back from a Disney cruise, and the experience left me feeling like I’d missed something. I had a similar experience when I got back from Australia and … Continue reading

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Writing as an Amateur in the Space Business vs. Writing as a Professional

This week a colleague asked for opinions about a prominent program in my industry. I realized almost immediately that I shouldn’t share my opinions in a public forum, and so responded via a private channel instead. Why? Am I being … Continue reading

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Where You Stand Depends on Where You Sit Part 2

This is a follow-up riff to last week’s post about how the tech writer’s perspective on an industry changes depending on which company they work for. Today I’ll bring that down to a more local level. It is also true … Continue reading

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