Category Archives: mentoring

Wrapping Up 2020–At Last!

It’s that time again: the last post of the year, where I take stock of what’s been happening on this blog and in my peculiar technical communication career. If you don’t have time for the long version, the short version … Continue reading

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Classroom Debrief: Pointers for Tech Writers Facing the Job Market in 2020

Thanks to my past thesis director, I connected with Marika Siegel, a technical writing professor at Michigan Technical University (MTU) who is using Heroic Technical Writing as a classroom reading assignment. On Monday I was a guest speaker for Marika’s … Continue reading

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The Hit-By-A-Bus Theory of Getting Work Done

Before I leave the office, I do my best to get my work done or into a shape where my coworkers can still recover my work in my absence. Today I’ll explain the how and why behind this thinking.

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Why Mentor? Revisited

Monday’s post talked a bit about how to mentor and how some of the reasons people don’t want to mentor can be overcome. However, I’m not certain I answered the fundamental question posed in the title (I see a future … Continue reading

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Why Mentor?

One of the better and easier ways you can leave a legacy is to be a mentor to someone…or multiple someones. It costs very little, builds goodwill, and ensures that the people who seek your advice will know what you know. … Continue reading

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