Category Archives: management

Technical Writing and Event Management, Revisited

I’ve written about event management a couple of times before (here and here, for example). However, I’ve not written about the activity in a comprehensive way because I have this lurking fear that if people see me writing about event … Continue reading

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Friday Miscellany

I don’t have a single, long thought to share with you this week. However, I have a few shorter ones related to technical editing that you might find of value. Or not. Stranger things have happened.

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Soft Skills: Reading Between the Lines

“Reading between the lines” sounds like a straightforward skill, but if you grew up with a very literal brain, as I did, it sometimes takes years before you get this skill working for you. I’ll take a shot at explaining … Continue reading

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Contracting Realities

I do my best to share the less-than-ideal side of freelancing on this blog so you aren’t caught off guard when unfortunate things happen. This past month, I learned that one of my customers would not be renewing their contract. … Continue reading

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Adventures in Computer Recovery

For reasons that still elude me, a couple weeks ago my Mac had the computer equivalent of a seizure while updating its operating system (iOS). This was a bit of a heart stopper, given how much of my life is … Continue reading

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