Random and recent thoughts about revisions

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

The case for paid projects, not free writing tests

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

My 3 favorite G Suite Integrations

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

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 public domain, but there are things that you can do… Continue reading 5 tips for managing writing samples as a technical writer