Category Archives: technical writing

Down Sides of Freelancing

Full-time jobs usually have a primary virtue not found in the freelance world: consistency of working hours and pay. In a word, security. Freelancing? Not so much. Is freelancing for you? Here are some thoughts for you as you weigh … Continue reading

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Is Technical Writing FUN? Part 2

I had fun last week sharing some of my “Best of Tech Writing” field trips as a way to show how technical writing can be fun. However, as I was reading the post again Thursday morning, I realized that I … Continue reading

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Writing vs. Editing: Which One is for You?

Much of my work for the last year has been editing someone else’s existing content. I don’t mind this–it’s an opportunity to smooth out bumpy or clunky places and make the prose flow better. However, I didn’t realize how much … Continue reading

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Handling Multiple Customers & Deadlines as a Freelancer

The good news about working as a freelancer for multiple customers is that your customers know up front that other people have a call on your time. And I’d have to say, for the most part, they respect that reality. … Continue reading

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The Rotten First Draft

“Everyone writes a sh**y first draft.” –Anne Lamott I’ve got a presentation that I had been putting off doing any work on because I was waiting for further inputs from my intended audiences (two distinct groups–a topic I’ll cover in … Continue reading

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