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Valuing the Total Technical Writer

Michael Harvey offers a good starting point for talking about marketable skills and business value in our profession. His latest article Timeless Skills for Technical Writers suggests that writing (or communicating) is our crucial skill. He starts with some good … Continue reading

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Foundational Skills in Engineering

Every once in a while I become philosophical about my work and about the schooling I’ve received. This is something I have wanted to write for a long time (and on which I may expand more later). In my study … Continue reading

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Belonging to Both Worlds

When I was in college, there were multidisciplinary courses and programs. It seemed wonderful and refreshing that professors were crossing disciplinary boundaries and encouraging us to stand in the middle. I have taken that to heart, rather unintentionally, in my … Continue reading

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