Category Archives: consulting

Friday Miscellany

I don’t have a single, long thought to share with you this week. However, I have a few shorter ones related to technical editing that you might find of value. Or not. Stranger things have happened.

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Interview Questions: Caroline G, University of Limerick Student

A while back, I got a request from a student at the University of Limerick (Ireland) who wanted to interview me for her class. The magic of Zoom allowed this to happen. We were constrained by a time limit, so … Continue reading

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Contracting Realities

I do my best to share the less-than-ideal side of freelancing on this blog so you aren’t caught off guard when unfortunate things happen. This past month, I learned that one of my customers would not be renewing their contract. … 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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Editing Someone Else’s Book

This past week I picked up a new customer. A mutual friend referred this gentleman to me as a potential editor for the book he wanted to write. Thanks to a mix of my own experience working with clients and … Continue reading

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