Author Archives: Bart Leahy

About Bart Leahy

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

Writing for the Military-Industrial Complex

It’s not what you see on television. A friend suggested I discuss working for the Department of Defense (DoD), which is its own special animal within the technical writing world. It’s worth taking the time, because the military—even if you’re … Continue reading

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Do Freelancers Need a Writing Room?

The marvelous thing about the news is that if I’m lacking for a topic to talk about, some foolishness inevitably crosses my Twitter or Facebook feed that makes a good topic for this blog. This past week it has been … Continue reading

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More on Retirement

The process of retirement planning continues in Casa de Bart thanks to the calendar advancing and receiving an official plan from a financial planner. The recommendations included increasing my savings, deferring my retirement until a later point, and reducing my … Continue reading

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Adjusting to Getting Older

On the whole, I’m much happier in my second quarter century than I ever was in my first. There are definite advantages to being older. However, there are also some down sides, such as dealing with medical issues brought on … Continue reading

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English Major Skills in the Real World

This past week, the site Dear English Major retweeted a post about “The 9 Most Common Misconceptions about English Majors (And Why They’re not always True).” Go ahead and read it, I’ll wait! One point especially caught my attention: The skills you learn … Continue reading

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