Category Archives: consulting

Putting on Your Lawyer Hat

One rare occasions, I’ve provided an initial “lawyer’s eye” review of small business documents. This has occurred simply because I have a general idea of the sorts of things lawyers will nitpick. That said, whenever I’ve reviewed business agreements, employment … Continue reading

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Guest Speaking Summary: Starting Your Technical Writing Business

I was asked to be a guest Zoom speaker for the North Alabama chapter meeting of the Society for Technical Communication. My talk was on February 4. I was asked to speak about the process of starting your own business, … Continue reading

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Marketing as a Long-Term Consultant

I spent the first year and a half of my freelancing life taking any job I could find. Some of it was work I wanted, some of it wasn’t. I was not particularly adept at marketing myself as a solo … Continue reading

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Handling Large Projects Remotely

I was asked to join a last-minute document push last week, and it was an interesting, in-the-moment case study of how to get a lot of work done by a lot of people in a remote-operation. Not everything went smoothly, … Continue reading

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Getting Clients to Pay

Today’s post deals with one of the less-enjoyable aspects of contracting life: getting customers to pay you if they’re late. I’ll share some of the approaches I’ve used and the avenues others try when there’s money involved. It can be … Continue reading

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