Over the years, I’ve thought to task lists (in particular my own) because I was managing lots of small projects like articles and blog posts. Task lists kept me on track to meet multiple deadlines every week. On top of that, I’ve written about productivity apps like task list apps forTechRepublic and the now defunct… Continue reading 5 things about task lists
Unlike some writers, I’m OK with being asked for revisions whether it be an article, blog post, or technical documentation I’m writing. Writing and publishing is a team effort. I’ve had the blessing of working with some amazing editors in the course of my writing career. Unfortunately, I’ve also worked with some organizations that could… Continue reading Random and recent thoughts about revisions
I kept a personal blog for a number of years. It fell by the wayside for a couple of reasons. It became a casualty to too much work. Issues with my hosting provider at the time made me take it offline altogether. After making a career pivot last fall back to full-time employment, I decided… Continue reading Why am I restarting a blog in 2017?
I first want to state that I’m not averse to writing tests for full-time or contract positions. Yet, in today’s economy, my time at the keyboard is tied to billable work. A request to take a writing test came to me once from a company. Looking at the information they sent me, they could submit… Continue reading The case for paid projects, not free writing tests
I’ve come around on my feelings about G Suite after years of working in Microsoft Office-dominated organizations for years. My skepticism for the product has gone away as the user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) improves across the cross platform. One thing that I still think that Google has always gotten right is the… Continue reading My 3 favorite G Suite Integrations
Image courtesy of the Amazon Media Room I fell hard for Amazon Echo when I bought the first one for my home office. It kicked off a new hobby for me in tinkering with smart home technologies. Alexa is hooked up to lights around my house. I also have plans for more smart home projects in… Continue reading Amazon Echo and its future in healthcare
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 public domain, but there are things that you can do… Continue reading 5 tips for managing writing samples as a technical writer