Category Archives: consulting

What’s the Catch?

“You don’t get something for nothing” and “An offer too good to be true” are terms you hear occasionally in the business world. They reflect a bit of cynical wisdom that is worth noting if you are a freelance technical … Continue reading

Posted in clients, consulting, freelancing, management, personal, philosophy, volunteering, workplace | Leave a comment

Translating Wisdom into a Career Path

As I’ve gotten older and have done more unusual things with my career, I’ve found more people asking me for advice. Not just students but peers, which is gratifying because the target audience for Heroic Technical Writing is quite a … Continue reading

Posted in consulting, freelancing, personal | Leave a comment

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

Posted in clients, consulting, education, freelancing, leadership, management, Office Politics, philosophy, workplace | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in careers, clients, consulting, education, freelancing, management, marketing, mentoring, personal, presentations, social media, technical writing, Technology, workplace | Leave a comment

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

Posted in business writing, careers, consulting, freelancing, marketing, Office Politics, technical writing, workplace | Leave a comment