3 things nobody tells you about remote writing projects

Image by freeimages user: vclare I’ve become sort of a student of remote working because for years now. A special area of interest is the changes (both good and bad) in dynamics and project management that sometimes occur when a remote technical writer joins the … “3 things nobody tells you about remote writing projects”

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Fear, loathing, and the editorial style guide

Does my organization need an editorial style guide? It’s a question I hear quite often as a technical writer. My answer to the style guide question is “Yes, organizations do need a style guide, but it shouldn’t dominate the documentation development life cycle.” With the … “Fear, loathing, and the editorial style guide”

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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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Why the backlash against “government writers”?

Image by Jacob Creswick via Unsplash.com One of the disturbing trends I’m seeing on this job hunt are employers who don’t want “government writers” for their projects. After being laid off from a position with a government contractor last year, I came across such references … “Why the backlash against “government writers”?”

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