Author Archives: Bart Leahy

About Bart Leahy

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

Interview with Laura Schaefer, Ghost Writer

As promised, today I’ve got an interview with a guest writer, Laura Schaefer. Read on, and learn about the mysteries of professional ghost writing!¬†

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Questions from My Readers for a Ghost Writer

Hello,¬†Heroic Tech Writing fans! I’ve got a special treat this week: I’ll be interviewing Laura Schaefer, a freelancer whose specialty is ghost writing. In essence, she helps people who have an idea for a personal development, personal finance, and business … Continue reading

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The Rotten First Draft

“Everyone writes a sh**y first draft.” –Anne Lamott I’ve got a presentation that I had been putting off doing any work on because I was waiting for further inputs from my intended audiences (two distinct groups–a topic I’ll cover in … Continue reading

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Applying Your Tech Writing Skills to Vacation

One thing being a technical writer did was give me a better, more targeted approach to research. This method of study isn’t limited to the content I learn on the job, it’s also useful for extracurricular activities such as vacation. … Continue reading

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Distractions

Depending on the sensitivity of your work and the time when it’s due, distractions in the workplace can mildly inconvenience or seriously disturb your work. Unfortunately, they can be inevitable unless you spend your day in a soundproofed room. Your … Continue reading

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