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The Many Worlds of NASA, Part 2

As promised, here’s part 2 of my discussion on the NASA organization. In Part 1, I talked about the different Mission Directorates.

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The Many Worlds of NASA, Part 1

Writing for “NASA” is a bit vague. It’s rather like working for Disney or even the Department of Defense–given the diversity of said organizations, you could be anywhere from the upper echelons of the organization to the front line. Today … Continue reading

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Reader Response: What Should a High School Student Do to Be a Space Writer?

I’ve received another reader email seeking insights on what to do to pursue studies to become a tech writer in the space business. Between my fan mail and my Google Analytics, it’s clear that I’m reaching my target audience. Huzzah! … Continue reading

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Space Writing Samples (Or: Why I Don’t Talk About Work on my Blog)

I was at a meeting of entrepreneurs yesterday, during which we learned about blog contents from a professional marketing expert (@TheChefKatrina). Her talk was instructive because she pointed out new things I can try to improve the quality and success of this … Continue reading

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So You Want My Job…?

As more thoughts come to me about advice for English majors who want to work as a space writer, I realized that a lot of effort is just getting smart about the space business–the technology, business, and politics of it all.

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More Thoughts for English Majors Who Want to Work at NASA

It’s surprising and gratifying to see how many people have emailed me to ask for advice on getting a writing job at NASA. It’s come up again now and then; maybe I should write a book on how to get my … Continue reading

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