Author Archives: Bart Leahy

About Bart Leahy

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

Book Marketing

Believe it or not, I am still working on my book. Having finished the revisions and first-round edits from my ace editor, I have forwarded the draft back to her for a last going-over for copyediting. To help a friend … Continue reading

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How Much “Personality” is Allowed in the Workplace?

Given how much time I spend on this blog suggesting that new technical communicators do their best to blend in with their workplaces, I am a rather outspoken individualist at times. If anything, I keep preaching about conformity because there … Continue reading

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Conveying Urgency Through Style

Depending on the situation, my writing style can be terse or exceptionally “fluffy” (full of extra pleasantries). Today I’m in a terse mood because I have work to do, so I’ll keep this short and to the point.

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What Are You Forgetting?

Today’s post is a reminder that checklists are a great tool for completing your work. I’ve had more than one occasion where a forgotten task was remembered as soon as I hit “Send” on an email. Don’t let this happen … Continue reading

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Unwanted Gadgets and The Island of Misfit Toys

In one of the stop-motion Christmas specials I grew up with, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer visits the Island of Misfit Toys, a mythical place where awkwardly developed or unwanted toys go to spend the rest of their existence. I must … Continue reading

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