Author Archives: Bart Leahy

About Bart Leahy

Freelance Technical Writer, Science Cheerleader Event & Membership Directior, and an all-around nice guy. Here to help.

Skill Sets for Freelance Writing

As part of my ongoing quest to meet my readers’ expectations (and, as an extra bonus, get content for a book based on this blog), today’s entry is, again, based on a reader suggestion. Thanks again to Nevin in Ireland, … Continue reading

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What Does “Success” Look Like?

This entry is being written in reaction to another survey response. Your content suggestions are appreciated, so keep them coming! The specific question was, “What does ‘success’ look like, anyway?” I will give you my answers to this, friends, but … Continue reading

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Soft Skills for Being a Team Player

This blog is in response to a survey comment. I got some great responses recently, and I’d especially like to thank Nevin in Ireland for some great topic suggestions! His specific question was, “What personal skills you should develop to … Continue reading

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The Good Parts About Working With SMEs

This blog was written in response to a survey comment. One survey respondent said that “Interactive skills and depth of listening even appear unpleasant.” Wow. I guess he had a point: I’ve often shared some of my “horror stories” when … Continue reading

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Book Writing vs. Blog Writing

I had high hopes that I could transition this blog into a book easily, with a minimum of fuss and effort. Silly me, that’s now how reality works.

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Parts of Speech in English

One of the folks who responded to my content survey, Abdul in India, was seeking some more information about “linguistic terms and phrases.” It occurred to me that some of you became technical writers by accident (say, by starting as … Continue reading

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Tips for Keeping Cool Under Pressure

As some of you might have noticed, I haven’t always been the calmest creature in the office (I got better). As part of the process of improving my ability to remain calm in the face of schedule and workload pressures, … Continue reading

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