5 ways teams can recover from a failed or stalled writing project

It’s never fun watching a technical documentation, training development, or other writing projects get off to a false start or just downright fail. It can be a real morale blow and expose the writer(s) and their team to criticism from stakeholders. However, failures do happen, and it is best to do what you can to… Continue reading 5 ways teams can recover from a failed or stalled writing project

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

10 ways to template the s**t out of your writing life

Progressively, over my writing career, I’ve come to rely on checklists and templates as part of my writing and editing workflow. These days, I’m primarily a solo writer, so templates, boilerplates, and checklists help me remain on task and productive when I’m writing. Here are ten ways to template that s**t out of your writing… Continue reading 10 ways to template the s**t out of your writing life

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 working with the right development team. In reflection, I enjoy… Continue reading The best advice I’ve ever gotten about technical writing…from programmers