Communication is vitally important to the engineering profession and involves not only pictures and charts, but also words. To improve my communication and word skills, I purchased A Guide to Writing as an Engineer several years ago. This book is helpful and should be read by all engineers!
After reading A Guide to Writing as an Engineer, I began to practice my writing more, trying to go beyond the daily grind of work (which can encourage poor writing skills). One day, while reading Nuts & Volts magazine, I thought to myself, "I could write an article to practice my writing and submit it!" Writing articles has been fun and rewarding. Not only do I practice my writing, but I also get to dig deeper into my career and hobbies as well as share my knowledge on a subject. Robot Magazine has been my main outlet for publication and it is a wonderful magazine for those wanting to learn more about robotics.
Below is a list of the publications that I have been fortunate to contribute to.
- Build a Real-time Wi-Fi Operated Robot (Robot Magazine, Summer 2006)
- Ugobe LERN Overview (Robot Magazine, Summer 2006)
- New Chip on the Block - A Propeller Review (Robot Magazine, Fall 2006)
- Interview with Ugobe (Robot Magazine, Fall 2006)
- Surveying the Horizon: A review of the SRV-1 (Robot Magazine, Winter 2006)
- Toddler: A review in three acts (Robot Magazine, Summer 2007)
- Check Your Signals (Robot Magazine, Fall 2007)