Category Archives: freelancing

Questions from My Readers for a Graphic Designer

Howdy, folks! I will be interviewing another guest next week: Justina Simon, freelance graphic designer/owner at Blue Pixel Graphics. If you have questions for her, email me via bart at heroictechwriting dot com. While I’ll be sending her my own questions, … Continue reading

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Why Don’t You Talk More About Technical Writing?

Since starting this blog in 2011, I’ve discussed the actual tasks of technical writing as well as a lot of the external (and internal) considerations that affect that writing. Some of you might be wondering if this really IS a … Continue reading

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The Forms Must Be Obeyed: Taxes for the Freelancer

The most eye-opening thing (financially) to being a freelancer is that you get paid in full by your employers/customers–no taxes taken out–and then you have to set aside money from whatever you’re paid and write quarterly checks to the government … 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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For Whom Do You Work?

“Who do you work for?” is a common question in the Midwest where I grew up, but aside from the bad grammar (ending a question with a preposition–horrors!), I think it overlooks a more interesting and important question: for whom do … Continue reading

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