Adult Living and Visualizing a Better Future

I’m still “keeping it real” here at Heroic Technical Writing. I’ve got work to do, bills to pay, and a new home to hunt. All of those are simple in concept but difficult in execution. As some folks put it, “Adulting is hard.” Welcome to April’s lessons in technical communication adulting. Continue reading

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Visionary Writing, Compliance Writing, and the Space Business

Over the course of my space career (as a citizen advocate since 1997 and as a professional since 2003), I’ve had the privilege of writing and editing many different kinds of documents, some more interesting than others, but all part of the space writing ecosphere, if there is such a thing. Today, I thought I’d share some of the documents you might encounter as a “space writer.” Continue reading

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More Changes to Report and Reflections on the Future

Last month saw me in a bit of a flurry as I was informed that my long-time customer had decided not to renew my contract. Panic! Weep! Wail! I probably needn’t have gotten so stressed out, but a career shift is not easy, especially if you’ve gotten comfortable with it. This month I experienced more changes as I moved from one mode of contracting to another and contemplated what to do next. Continue reading

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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 I share. It turns out that January was a rather active month, personally and professionally. Continue reading

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Heroic Technical Writing in 2023

Some of you might have noticed that my posting frequency has dropped off a bit in the past year. This was a conscious decision on my part, as I was facing a lot of deadline pressure from my various customers, twice a week turns out to be a LOT of writing, and I didn’t always have something interesting to say. I have been writing this blog since 2011, and most of the wisdom I have to share regarding the practice of technical writing I’ve managed to share. Continue reading

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