Dropbox Paper and the art of the project plan template

I’ve been a fan of Dropbox Paper and minimalist word processors for a while now. In fact, I use Dropbox Paper for many of my personal writing projects. Recently, the Paper team added a Project Plan as a document option. Dropbox Paper excels at taking a minimalist word processor that’s ideal for non-writers. For example,… Continue reading Dropbox Paper and the art of the project plan template

Meeting Minutes: Why I say no

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash I was talking to a recruiter during my last job hunt who asked me how I felt about taking meeting minutes. The first thing that popped out of my mouth was “I think meeting minutes are overrated because I’ve rarely if ever seen them consulted again by meeting participants. When is… Continue reading Meeting Minutes: Why I say no

Thoughts about personal information management

I’ve had to become a master of personal information management after a career spent as a contract technical writer and juggling multiple projects Growing up with Dyslexia always made personal organization a challenge for me. Also, I found out years ago that I am better organized electronically than I am in a traditional paper and… Continue reading Thoughts about personal information management

Rolling your own G Suite administrator

I’ve written about G Suite and other cloud productivity tools or a while now. Furthermore, I’ve had the chance to explore the intersection of Microsoft Office and G Suite for technical writing and user productivity. G Suite can represent some significant cost savings for *some* organizations. It’s not going to happen by taking G Suite… Continue reading Rolling your own G Suite administrator

Running technical document reviews using remote team members

With some clear expectations and a little planning upfront, running remote writing and document review projects can go smoothly. Here are some lessons I learned when I was a freelancer about running remote writing and editing projects: Set expectations for review comments. When I was freelancing in computer book publishing, each publisher had in-house reviewing… Continue reading Running technical document reviews using remote team members