Category Archives: workplace

Hiring a Tech Writer: What to Expect

I’ve worked with customers who are used to technical writers and know how to smoothly integrate them into their workplace. Others…not as much. A friend recently described what we do as “this whole other world,” which hadn’t occurred to me … Continue reading

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The Hit-By-A-Bus Theory of Getting Work Done

Before I leave the office, I do my best to get my work done or into a shape where my coworkers can still recover my work in my absence. Today I’ll explain the how and why behind this thinking.

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What Can Go Wrong? Let Me Count the Ways

Each industry has its own special challenges, from agriculture to zoology. And because human beings remain imperfect, the universe chaotic, and accidents inevitable, engineers have taken do developing plans for how to handle the situation when–not if–things go wrong. Below … Continue reading

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Follow-Up

I’m a tad grouchy today, and I apologize.┬áThe source of today’s grumpiness is related to people not following up on simple tasks.

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Is Advice from Older People Worth Anything?

A week or so ago, a high school friend suggested on Facebook that Millennials and Gen Z (Zoomers?) young folks shouldn’t bother listening to older people’s advice about how we did things “back in our day.” His assertion was that … Continue reading

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