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Life in the Time of COVID

I can see a point–maybe 2-4 years from now–where I’ll need to put out an updated version of the Heroic Technical Writing book because it was written with the pre-COVID world in mind. As we creep up on the beginning of … Continue reading

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Translating Wisdom into a Career Path

As I’ve gotten older and have done more unusual things with my career, I’ve found more people asking me for advice. Not just students but peers, which is gratifying because the target audience for Heroic Technical Writing is quite a … Continue reading

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want…

Updated 3/25/21, 10:29 a.m. I’ve confirmed my application and acceptance with Kepler Space Institute and am now just waiting waiting for class registration. It turned out not to be exactly what I had in mind, but as the Rolling Stones … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up 2020–At Last!

It’s that time again: the last post of the year, where I take stock of what’s been happening on this blog and in my peculiar technical communication career. If you don’t have time for the long version, the short version … Continue reading

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Classroom Debrief: Pointers for Tech Writers Facing the Job Market in 2020

Thanks to my past thesis director, I connected with Marika Siegel, a technical writing professor at Michigan Technical University (MTU) who is using Heroic Technical Writing as a classroom reading assignment. On Monday I was a guest speaker for Marika’s … Continue reading

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