Category Archives: volunteering

The Plus Side of Helium Hands

Somewhere along the line I picked up the habit of volunteering for things. If there was a dirty/difficult/unexpected job to do, I learned to raise my hand and say, “Sure, I’ll do that.” Part of this probably resulted from the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rightful Place of Science: Citizen Science

I know you folks are busy, so I’ll give you the short version of this review up front. If you’re sufficiently interested, you can read more in-depth after that. I’m reviewing The Rightful Place of Science: Citizen Science for a few reasons: first, I’ve … Continue reading

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Volunteering for Your Own Good

I have mixed feelings about volunteering, but on the whole it’s been to the good, so I’ll take this opportunity to suggest that you make the time to do some. Mind you, volunteering can take many forms, and you can get … Continue reading

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The Tech Writer as Event Planner

[This post has been modified from the original version. My apologies for any ugliness in the original posting.] I had this grand idea of starting this post by sharing how I got into the volunteer event management business. However, to keep things brief, … Continue reading

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Business Development from the Home Office

I’ve been hesitant to write about this part of the freelance experience, mostly because I’m not yet bringing in enough to pay a lot of rent and other bills on a consistent basis. So consider this a work in progress, … Continue reading

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