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Book Update: Submissions and Rejections

I’ve seen a lot of online and printed advice indicating that a prospective author should not pester a publisher about his/her submission because the backlog on publishing is often long–like anywhere from two to six months. It was in that … Continue reading

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How Do I Do My Accounting? It Depends on What You Mean

This past week, a friend who is just starting out in freelance writing asked me, “How do you do your accounting?” I realized that the answer was not quite as straightforward as I might have liked. Therefore, you (and my … Continue reading

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Reader Response: Liberal Arts as a Path to Information Development

I was clearing out my Heroic Technical Writing email this past Monday when I found a 2017 message from Nevin in Ireland (absurdly late–my apologies!). He shared with me two articles he’d written for Johnson Controls (here and here) about how … Continue reading

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Staying Motivated On the Road

I was on travel for a week and a half recently, first in Huntsville, then in another city supporting a space customer. On both trips I brought work with me, though as it turned out, I only ended up doing … Continue reading

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Proposal Writing for Engineers

Following my presentation last week, an engineer friend pointed out that the biggest adjustment he faced with technical writing was learning to write proposals. For reasons that elude me, unless they’re required to take a technical writing class, college/university engineering … Continue reading

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