Technical communication plays a vital role in space advocacy. NASA,
billionaire investors, traditional space companies, and small
businesses, as well as science and nonprofit organizations want
their messages heard. In a unique gathering for members of the
Huntsville Alabama L5 Society (HAL5) and the
Society for Technical
Communication (STC), guest speaker Bart Leahy will reveal how technical
communication can strengthen space advocacy.
Video of the May 2019 Program Talk
About Bart Leahy
Mr. Leahy is a technical writer who has bridged the technical communication and space advocacy worlds by specializing in writing for the diverse space community. His talk will share insights on effective communication in a space context. He will also discuss some of the pitfalls that space organizations can suffer from and ways to overcome them. In this way, he explores methods for space advocates and technical communicators to contribute to a shared future where people live and work in outer space.
Bart Leahy is a freelance technical writer. His diverse career taken him from the Midwest to Washington, DC, Huntsville, Alabama, and Orlando, Florida. He has worked for large corporations, defense contractors, NASA contractors, small businesses, and aerospace news sites. He has also taught business writing at the University of Alabama-Huntsville and supported space advocacy groups, and nonprofits such as the Science Cheerleaders. His professional blog, Heroic Technical Writing, shares insights about the business of technical communication.