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How Much “Personality” is Allowed in the Workplace?

Given how much time I spend on this blog suggesting that new technical communicators do their best to blend in with their workplaces, I am a rather outspoken individualist at times. If anything, I keep preaching about conformity because there … Continue reading

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Cleaning House After a Failure

We all have those days: you irritated the customer; you missed a typo in the title of a document; or a project we really liked was suddenly cancelled. If the error or problem was serious enough, you might find yourself … Continue reading

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Letting Go of Clients

This is not one of those things I like to talk about, but the reality is that if you’re a freelance technical writer/editor, you will not maintain the same clients for the length of your career. Some you will leave, … Continue reading

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Which Task Do I Do First?

I’ve probably covered this before, but since the U.S. is now on the Monday of the first full week of the new year, some of you might need a little help sorting out your inboxes. You’ve got a large pile … Continue reading

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Getting Back to Work After Vacation

Ten years ago, I decided to take an extended trip to Europe to celebrate my 40th birthday (go ahead, do the math, I won’t be offended). After a truly amazing vacation, I came back to the office to find my … Continue reading

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