Writing topics I hope to tackle in 2019

I had a nice week off between Christmas and New Years. Too often in the past, I’d forget to slow down for a couple of days to catch my breath, reflect,, and make plans for the next year. One thing I thought about was what writing topics I want to tackle in 2019. Here are… Continue reading Writing topics I hope to tackle in 2019

It’s coming up to the end of the year

Thanksgiving snuck up on me this year. It caught me by surprise. So much so, I’ve been tallying up all the things I hope to get done by December 31, 2018. Here’s a few of the items I have on my to-do list for the end of the year: Finish up some big projects at… Continue reading It’s coming up to the end of the year

More thoughts from another Summer 2018 vacation

I couldn’t bear to spend a milestone birthday at home in Northern Virginia, so I found myself in Miami Beach for a few sun-soaked (and sweaty) days. It was good to get away again. Years ago, I was in Miami on a project and had to stay over a weekend. The client pointed us to… Continue reading More thoughts from another Summer 2018 vacation

The technical writer’s 5 best friends

Technical writers need to expand their personal and professional friends because they need to. Building a strong personal and professional network 1. The product manager The product manager can be the technical writer’s best friend or worst enemy. Knowing a competent product manager can aid technical writers to better understand the product they are documenting. On the dark side,… Continue reading The technical writer’s 5 best friends

A technical writer’s guide to NDAs

I was cleaning out my home office recently and came across a collection of Non-Disclosure (NDA) Agreements that I’ve signed over the years as a technical writer. A quick leaf through of the folder made it clear that many of the NDAs were much the same if not identical. As a tech industry contractor or… Continue reading A technical writer’s guide to NDAs