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Charlie said in July 4th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

I love this piece! I’ve been a big jet enthusiast since my granddad told me stories of his time in the military. I can’t express how cool this piece is! It makes something so textbook and complicated (aviation technology) and breaks it down into something laymen young and old can really appreciate. Not to mention the experts. Great job!

Do you have a tech writing background?

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Rima said in July 5th, 2010 at 11:52 am

Thanks, Charlie!

I actually don’t have a technical writing background, but I try to make up for it by working really closely with experts. I spoke with some great authorities on the MiG and the Sabre when I was in the research phase of the project. When I completed my first draft, I sent it to those experts for their approval. :)

It also helps to have a strong editor who has a good compass for what is too jargony versus what’s too simplified. My editor at NOVA was tough, but he’s super talented. He always made my writing better.

Anyway, thanks again. I’m glad you stumbled across my site! Please stop by again in the future.


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