Mark Stucky

Biography

Hello, thanks for peeking at my profile. I am a professional writer, and I've also done editing, graphic design, and web development. I have won over two dozen awards for communication excellence. Topics that I have written on include:
* Science fiction
* Spirituality
* Film
* Communications
* Computers
* Power amplifiers
* MRI scanners
* Satellite communications
* Custom truck body construction
* Building automation and HVAC system controls
* Green buildings

I have an M.Div. from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary and an M.A. in Communication Arts from the University of Notre Dame. I am a USGBC LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Associate and a member of the Society for Technical Communication. In the past (until I stopped paying the dues), I was also a member of Toastmasters International, Mensa International, and Intertel.

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Books

Dr. Jargonlove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Technobabble
By Mark Stucky
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
Why would somebody write "the biota exhibited a 100 percent mortality response" when he really meant all the fish died? Sometimes people use jargon to be taken seriously, sometimes to be clear and precise, sometimes to not work so hard, and sometimes to deliberately evade and confuse. This essay humorously examines the various motivations for using jargon in both good and bad communication.
Blessed are the Introverts
By Mark Stucky
Price: Free! Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Introverts and extroverts often just don't comprehend each other. Assuming everyone functions with the same psychological engine, however, causes misunderstandings. Diesel engines don't run on gasoline, and introverts operate differently than extroverts. This humorous article examines some of the differences between the two personality types.
Ghostslinger
By Mark Stucky
Price: Free! Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2010. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jacob Remington had gunned down many men, but he had never experienced such a challenge. Would he really meet his match in a mysterious old man who seemed strangely familiar...a man who knew so much about him...a man who claimed to know his future? Jacob's final gunfight would be like nothing he could have imagined.
Immaculate Misconception
By Mark Stucky
Price: Free! Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2010. Category: Fiction
The mysterious Shroud of Turin has provoked controversy for centuries. Many believe it is the authentic burial cloth of Christ. Many believe it is a forgery. What if, however, there could be a final proof beyond any doubt that it was genuine? What if that proof went terribly, horribly wrong for us all? If you were told such a story by a barely glimpsed stranger, would you, should you, believe it?

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