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What Can You Find on This Blog?

I keep getting new readers, so today I’ll provide a refresher about this blog. Heroic Technical Writing is a site dedicated to sharing insights that enable aspiring or practicing technical communicators succeed in their careers. This includes the personal and … Continue reading

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Writing About Science vs. Engineering

Updated 8/1/19, 10:18 a.m. I have addressed the topic of writing about science vs. writing about engineering previously, but Heroic Tech Writing reader Nick asked about my experiences writing on the science side of things. While I haven’t done a … Continue reading

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Future Challenges in Space Writing

As promised, today I’ll take on the subject of future issues in technical writing in a space context. This war born out of a Facebook discussion with my former thesis advisor, Karla Kitalong, who’s now teaching at Michigan Technological University. … 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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Writing Differences Between the Non-Profit and For-Profit Worlds

Today’s post was suggested by my friend Susan, who asked, “What about the various differences or challenges of working public/private or profit/non-profit gigs?” Primarily, the two types of writing differ by process, collaboration, and style.

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