5 ways teams can recover from a failed or stalled writing project

It’s never fun watching a technical documentation, training development, or other writing projects get off to a false start or just downright fail. It can be a real morale blow and expose the writer(s) and their team to criticism from stakeholders. However, failures do happen, … “5 ways teams can recover from a failed or stalled writing project”

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5 tips for managing writing samples as a technical writer

Image by Dương Trần Quốc via Unsplash.com With each new technical writing contract over the past few years, I seem to add a new non-disclosure agreement to my NDA folder. While not every technical writer can work on articles and documents that are in the … “5 tips for managing writing samples as a technical writer”

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10 ways to template the s**t out of your writing life

Progressively, over my writing career, I’ve come to rely on checklists and templates as part of my writing and editing workflow. These days, I’m primarily a solo writer, so templates, boilerplates, and checklists help me remain on task and productive when I’m writing. Here are … “10 ways to template the s**t out of your writing life”

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The best advice I’ve ever gotten about technical writing…from programmers

I came to the realization that even working with a group of trainers for the past two years, much of my career as a technical writer has been spent working with programmers and engineers. In my opinion there is a certain kind of magic when … “The best advice I’ve ever gotten about technical writing…from programmers”

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