Category Archives: reader response

Handling Emergency Plans

It irritates, sickens, and angers me to no end that I have to write about this topic at all. However, as the shooting this week in Florida has shown, the country of my birth continues to be plagued by evil … Continue reading

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Breaking Into Freelancing

Today I’ll be responding to a friend who had questions about my post re: skill sets for freelancing. Ethan had some good ones: “How did you emerge into freelancing and how did you develop each of these skills? Did you … Continue reading

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Skill Sets for Freelance Writing

As part of my ongoing quest to meet my readers’ expectations (and, as an extra bonus, get content for a book based on this blog), today’s entry is, again, based on a reader suggestion. Thanks again to Nevin in Ireland, … Continue reading

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What Does “Success” Look Like?

This entry is being written in reaction to another survey response. Your content suggestions are appreciated, so keep them coming! The specific question was, “What does ‘success’ look like, anyway?” I will give you my answers to this, friends, but … Continue reading

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Soft Skills for Being a Team Player

This blog is in response to a survey comment. I got some great responses recently, and I’d especially like to thank Nevin in Ireland for some great topic suggestions! His specific question was, “What personal skills you should develop to … Continue reading

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The Good Parts About Working With SMEs

This blog was written in response to a survey comment. One survey respondent said that “Interactive skills and depth of listening even appear unpleasant.” Wow. I guess he had a point: I’ve often shared some of my “horror stories” when … Continue reading

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Parts of Speech in English

One of the folks who responded to my content survey, Abdul in India, was seeking some more information about “linguistic terms and phrases.” It occurred to me that some of you became technical writers by accident (say, by starting as … Continue reading

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