Unionville, Pennsylvania – April 25, 2016 When the Charles F. Patton Middle School launched its first Writers Day, McDAY’s writer-at-heart (and chemical engineering-trained) president, Susan Stipa, presented two sessions on “Ghostwriting” to the eighth grade creative writing classes of Mr. Brian Kelley. “This is the first year we are putting Writers Day together, but we [ Click Title for Full Article ]
I do not often combine business and technical reading with my relaxation reading. Rise of the Rocket Girls, The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars, by Nathalia Holt, was a crossover read for me as I do not often combine business and technical reading with relaxation reading. But Rocket Girls should [ Click Title for Full Article ]
I was visiting one of my favorite little-known museums, the Chemical Heritage Museum, located in the historic district of Philadelphia a few months ago. I found myself reading and then re-reading a small exhibit description, struck by the following statement:
The MYSTERIOUS PHENOMENON of electricity fascinated 18th century natural philosophers (whom we might now [ Click Title for Full Article ]
Quick tips for more successful brainstorming sessions.
We are continually challenging our clients to brainstorm with us for article topics. Finding a good topic for an article can be the most difficult part of the writing process. So how do you find not just a good, but a great topic?
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Been wondering why your colleagues are being asked to speak at so many industry events? What about your old engineering classmate who is appearing in all the pharmaceutical technical publications you read?
You never even knew he could write!
His clients are really noticing. He is making a personal name for himself as a Subject Matter Expert, and [ Click Title for Full Article ]
Bad habits do hit home, literally.
I recently came across a list on Business Insider’s site discussing 12 bad habits that keep us from being productive and I was struck by how close to home it hit for me. And I say this literally, because I am one of the lucky, in a growing trend, that has the [ Click Title for Full Article ]
I love Linzer Tortes. Those cookies with the fluffy powdered sugar and the raspberry jam you can see oozing through the scalloped cut hole in the center of the sandwiched cookie?
I bet I could count on one hand the number of people who know about this passion of mine. Mom and Dad. My [ Click Title for Full Article ]
You know you are a certain age when you ask someone if they remember “Where’s the Beef?” ad campaign and they smile. If you are too young to remember it, check it out here; it still cracks me up:
The woman in the famous Wendy’s commercial was Clara Peller, who was 81 when the [ Click Title for Full Article ]
I came across this interesting article on scientific journalism, Writing for a Scientific Audience recently:
It made me think about how scientists learn to express complicated subjects for those outside their own disciplines. In college, one of the best things about majoring in the sciences was forgoing long essays on “My Favorite Place on Campus” [ Click Title for Full Article ]
Engineers and scientists are certainly considered some of the smartest individuals around. Even in engineering school there were hierarchies – electrical engineering and biochemical or chemical are considered the toughest disciplines, with mechanical and computer and civil engineering considered more tolerable amid an extremely challenging 4-5 years of schoolwork.
I am going to make a [ Click Title for Full Article ]