Dropbox Paper and the art of the project plan template

I’ve been a fan of Dropbox Paper and minimalist word processors for a while now. In fact, I use Dropbox Paper for many of my personal writing projects. Recently, the Paper team added a Project Plan as a document option. Dropbox Paper excels at taking … “Dropbox Paper and the art of the project plan template”

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Thoughts about personal information management

I’ve had to become a master of personal information management after a career spent as a contract technical writer and juggling multiple projects Growing up with Dyslexia always made personal organization a challenge for me. Also, I found out years ago that I am better … “Thoughts about personal information management”

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Running technical document reviews using remote team members

With some clear expectations and a little planning upfront, running remote writing and document review projects can go smoothly. Here are some lessons I learned when I was a freelancer about running remote writing and editing projects: Set expectations for review comments. When I was … “Running technical document reviews using remote team members”

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Things they don’t teach in technical writer school

Photo by Feliphe Schiarolli on Unsplash I got my start as a technical writer before any formal technical writing degree programs got their start. While college gave me a solid foundation, much of what I know today, I learned by actually doing the work. Regardless of … “Things they don’t teach in technical writer school”

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Does Microsoft Office need an evangelist inside your enterprise?

Image from Microsoft News Center Often Microsoft Office suffers from a lack of credit (and support) despite the fact that it’s at the core of many business processes. It’s easy to brush it off as being Office. It’s important to consider that Microsoft Office as an … “Does Microsoft Office need an evangelist inside your enterprise?”

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My Microsoft Word template manifesto

For reasons that continue to elude me, I’ve come across a lot of Microsoft Word template issues in my time. Some templates were so bad that what should be a simple productivity tool ends up hobbling documentation efforts. Finding template issues is a never-ending source … “My Microsoft Word template manifesto”

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