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So many times during my working life, I heard clients note during document review cycles, how important clear, concise writing was to them. Such statements made an impression on me. Thus, knowledge of the subject (obviously), knowledge of writing techniques, and attention-to-detail were foremost in my mind as I worked on various projects. The following provides descriptions of types of work performed during an engineering career in commercial nuclear power generation. It is particularly noted that, while not having any college degrees or certifications related to editing/proofreading/writing skills (e.g., English), I state with confidence that my abilities rival skills of those who did pursue such formal education paths. Writing and editing have always been strong points of my writing skills, dating back to high school days. Engineering Career >>B&W: While employed by Babcock and Wilcox (B&W, 22 years, nuclear power generation), was a member of a special team dedicated to designing a planned reactor facility for location at the Savannah River Complex. During proposal phase, wrote a detailed report regarding a particular piece of important equipment installed in the reactor coolant system. This report had to be a stand-alone document and was reviewed by management, not only at B&W, but at other team members and the Department of Energy. Just a few, very minor technical comments were made. Commendations regarding content and attention-to-detail were received, along with a generous bonus check. >>B&W: During earlier years at B&W, many technical reports/specifications/procedures were authored. Creativity and attention-to-detail were always used, and as a result, very favorable comments were received. Had responsibility for reviewing documents written by external-to-B&W companies. The same attention-to-detail was used. After getting into supervisory positions, ensured those reporting to me understood and developed a similar

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So many times during my working life, I heard clients note during document review cycles, how important clear, concise writing was to them. Such statements made an impression on me. Thus, knowledge of the subject (obviously), knowledge of writing techniques, and attention-to-detail were foremost in my mind as I worked on various projects. The following provides descriptions of types of work performed during an engineering career in commercial nuclear power generation. It is particularly noted that, while not having any college degrees or certifications related to editing/proofreading/writing skills (e.g., English), I state with confidence that my abilities rival skills of those who did pursue such formal education paths. Writing and editing have always been strong points of my writing skills, dating back to high school days. Engineering Career >>B&W: While employed by Babcock and Wilcox (B&W, 22 years, nuclear power generation), was a member of a special team dedicated to designing a planned reactor facility for location at the Savannah River Complex. During proposal phase, wrote a detailed report regarding a particular piece of important equipment installed in the reactor coolant system. This report had to be a stand-alone document and was reviewed by management, not only at B&W, but at other team members and the Department of Energy. Just a few, very minor technical comments were made. Commendations regarding content and attention-to-detail were received, along with a generous bonus check. >>B&W: During earlier years at B&W, many technical reports/specifications/procedures were authored. Creativity and attention-to-detail were always used, and as a result, very favorable comments were received. Had responsibility for reviewing documents written by external-to-B&W companies. The same attention-to-detail was used. After getting into supervisory positions, ensured those reporting to me understood and developed a similar

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