Category Archives: leadership

Hiring a Tech Writer: What to Expect

I’ve worked with customers who are used to technical writers and know how to smoothly integrate them into their workplace. Others…not as much. A friend recently described what we do as “this whole other world,” which hadn’t occurred to me … Continue reading

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The Island of Misfit Ideas

I’ve discussed previously my occasional habit of purchasing electronic “toys” for which I later discover I have little use. Being a bit of a scatterbrain, I’ve also had similar interactions with plans and ideas. Some come to fruition (moving to … Continue reading

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Employing Zoom for Workplace Communications

If you’re a technical writer and you’re still working, by now you’re most likely working remotely. That means there’s a good chance you’re attending some form of audio or video-based meeting via Zoom, Skype, or other video teleconferencing (VTC) application. … Continue reading

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Making a New Normal, Revisited

Okay, so let’s assume you’re getting through the virus crisis with your job intact as opposed to the alternative. What will the “new normal” look like? Today is all about random speculation with a heaping helping of experience thrown in … Continue reading

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Is This Really Necessary? Expediting Work Procedures in Times of Crisis

Some of you already know this, but I was infamous during my corporate career for raising my hand in meetings and asking if some new, additional meeting or procedure was really actually needed. I got so predictable that at one … Continue reading

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