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Making Your Own Luck

Long-time readers of this blog might note that I don’t talk a lot about business development or marketing as a freelancer. There are a couple of solid reasons for that: 1) I’m not particularly good at it, but also 2) … Continue reading

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Technical Writing in Space

Updated 7/25/19, 11:18 a.m. Following a discussion about future topics in space-related technical communication, I started to wonder about how tech comm is handled in space NOW. What followed was a fascinating discussion with a friend in the astronaut training … Continue reading

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Heroic Restraint in the Presence of Excess Noise

Note: Some minor edits/changes have been made to the original post. There is a serious misperception among non-writers that the writing process can be turned on and off at a moment’s notice and that it can be interrupted by conversation … Continue reading

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Freelance Starter Kit: What You Need to Thrive & Survive

Occasionally someone will say something to me like, “I don’t know how you do it [freelancing]. I wouldn’t know where to begin.” Lucky you: today I’ll take some time to explain just that. The good news is that it’s easier … Continue reading

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Reader Response: English Majors in the Space Business, Revisited

A new reader, Nick, responded recently to one of my posts on English majors working for NASA. I keep adding to my advice as I get more questions and have more/new space-writing experiences, so I thought I’d add a bit … Continue reading

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