Category Archives: freelancing

Are You Really Doing “Heroic” Technical Writing?

It occurs to me as I get older that I’ve made my career doing rather boring, out-of-the-way, bureaucratic work: answering complaint letters, developing internal training programs, developing spreadsheets, writing proposals, editing engineering reports, and so forth. None of those are … Continue reading

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Letting Go of Clients

This is not one of those things I like to talk about, but the reality is that if you’re a freelance technical writer/editor, you will not maintain the same clients for the length of your career. Some you will leave, … Continue reading

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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Technical Writer?

This question has come up a couple times recently, in person and online, so I thought I’d take the time to address it. I’ve talked on this page about technical skills needed for the job, as well as soft skills and … Continue reading

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Benefitting from Technology Transfer

To complete my summary of things learned at the Space Foundation’s Space Commerce small business workshop, I’ll finish up, as they did, with opportunities to be had from the NASA Technology Transfer program (TTP). Again, this is more applicable to those of … Continue reading

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Finding Investors

If you’re like me, you’re a service provider (e.g., a freelance writer or editor), and investors are not something you necessarily need in your business mix. However, if you’re part of a team that’s starting a business that requires infrastructure, … Continue reading

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