Author Archives: Bart Leahy

About Bart Leahy

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

Things Students Can Do to Prepare for a Technical Writing Career

This is directed toward my younger readers who are still attending school and seeking advice on things they can do now to be a technical writer once they’re done with their formal education (quick hint: your informal education never ends!). … Continue reading

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Other Duties as Assigned

You see it in the job description: “other duties as assigned.” You assume it’s boilerplate language. I mean, how outlandish could those other duties actually be? As someone whose career has seen its share of unusual jobs, I can say … Continue reading

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Providing Positive Feedback

Giving negative feedback can be a sensitive subject because you never know how someone will react, even if you couch your criticism as gently as possible. Yet giving positive feedback can be a challenge, too, because people also vary in … Continue reading

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Book Status, Publication +245 Days

It’s been a while since I talked about the book. It’s been out there for 245 days, as the title says, but I thought I’d take the opportunity of a review appearing in the May edition of Technical Communication to … Continue reading

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Grammar Pet Peeves, Revisited

Note: Updated  13:24 p.m. 4/29/21 to address some minor corrections. It’s hard to believe, but it’s been nearly ten years since I wrote a post addressing grammar, mechanics, and punctuation pet peeves. Because I’m doing more editing than writing these … Continue reading

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