Author Archives: Bart Leahy

About Bart Leahy

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

Which Research Sources Should You Use?

I’ve talked about research a few times on this page, but today I thought I’d talk about a more concrete problem, specifically, “If I’m in a work situation, which sources do I use in specific circumstances?” The weasel-word answer, unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Life in the Time of COVID

I can see a point–maybe 2-4 years from now–where I’ll need to put out an updated version of the Heroic Technical Writing book because it was written with the pre-COVID world in mind. As we creep up on the beginning of … Continue reading

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Building Trust

As someone who’s established a reputation for being trustworthy, I suppose it’s not a big surprise that I was once assigned the task of writing a class titled “Building Trust.” While I’ll share a few of the insights from that … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up 2021 and Preview of Coming Attractions for 2022

Greetings, all! After taking a few weeks off to rest and reflect, your friendly, neighborhood Heroic Technical Writer is back in action. One of the primary reasons I paused–aside from being busy–was simple burnout. I was often scrambling at the … Continue reading

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Leave of Absence

Dear Heroic Tech Writing Readers: I will be taking a leave of absence from twice-a-week blogging for a brief spell—probably a month or two. The content won’t go away, and I’m still available to answer questions. I’m just backed up … Continue reading

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