Author Archives: Bart Leahy

About Bart Leahy

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

The Value of a Loyal Opposition

I’m going to touch on politics today to make a work-related point. If you don’t even want to think about American politics (and honestly, I don’t blame you), feel free to go through previous entries or wait until Thursday. If … Continue reading

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How Do You Use a Journal?

It’s not just a diary… Note: This version differs from the original, which had to be edited due to a typo caught by an alert reader. Thank you! Recently I got into a discussion about how people use journals in … Continue reading

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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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