Category Archives: technical writing

“Bring Me a Rock” Revisited

One of the most popular posts on this blog is my “Bring Me a Rock” anecdote. I don’t pretend to understand why this is so, but the internet is a fickle place. It’s been a while since I wrote the … Continue reading

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Marketing as a Long-Term Consultant

I spent the first year and a half of my freelancing life taking any job I could find. Some of it was work I wanted, some of it wasn’t. I was not particularly adept at marketing myself as a solo … Continue reading

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Reorganizations and You

One way large organizations can create confusion but also opportunities is when they reorganize their corporate structure. There may be multiple reasons for this sort of change, including: improving efficiency, reducing costs, or shore up performance in one particular area … Continue reading

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Handling Large Projects Remotely

I was asked to join a last-minute document push last week, and it was an interesting, in-the-moment case study of how to get a lot of work done by a lot of people in a remote-operation. Not everything went smoothly, … Continue reading

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Overcoming Writer’s Block, Revisited

Apparently I touch on this topic every four years or so (2012, 2016). And since I’m revisiting older posts anyway, I might as well take another look at those moments where the words just aren’t coming. There are ways to … Continue reading

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