Category Archives: volunteering

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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Prioritizing When Catching Up

Some of you might have noticed that I haven’t been posting at my usual, prompt hour or that I’ve even skipped a post or two. I noticed, anyhow, and it’s bothered me a bit. However, I am trying to follow … Continue reading

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What’s the Catch?

“You don’t get something for nothing” and “An offer too good to be true” are terms you hear occasionally in the business world. They reflect a bit of cynical wisdom that is worth noting if you are a freelance technical … Continue reading

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Other Duties as Assigned

You see it in the job description: “other duties as assigned.” You assume it’s boilerplate language. I mean, how outlandish could those other duties actually be? As someone whose career has seen its share of unusual jobs, I can say … Continue reading

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Who Is the Technology For?

Among my various projects, I help a space advocacy group edit their conference papers from time to time. Being a Mars-focused organization, they tend to write papers about building settlements on the red planet. Recently, I recruited a friend into … Continue reading

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