Author Archives: Bart Leahy

About Bart Leahy

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

Reading the Fine Print

I’ve put my home-hunting efforts on temporary hold. I’m not happy about it, but I learned a hard lesson in the power of the “fine print” on contracts. If you’ve been put into a position to help write a contract, … Continue reading

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Doing Small Favors vs. Consulting for Free

Today I’m confessing a professional sin. What made it worse is that it’s the same sort of sin people usually commit against writers: I asked for free advice.

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Putting on Your Lawyer Hat

One rare occasions, I’ve provided an initial “lawyer’s eye” review of small business documents. This has occurred simply because I have a general idea of the sorts of things lawyers will nitpick. That said, whenever I’ve reviewed business agreements, employment … Continue reading

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Get Started

Thanks to the mixing of a few thoughts this weekend, it occurred to me that my greatest strength might not be my writing. Or even editing, for that matter. Those skills are useful, and I have them, to be sure, … Continue reading

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Thoughts For My Younger Readers

Thanks to nearly ten years of offering this unsolicited advice, I’ve put myself in position to briefly mentor younger people–many of them still in high school–so I thought I’d address this audience directly today. Those of you who are older … Continue reading

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