Whenever I start working with a new client, I’m always reminded how unusual it is to love doing technical writing. I mean, the very reason I get hired somewhere is because no one else wants to do my job! (Or, no one else can do it—which of course means they won’t want to do it.)read more
Living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and being a lifelong Wolverines football fan, my mind is swirling with all of the drama surrounding the Michigan Athletic Department these days. The entire region is buzzing with speculation, rumor, and prognostication in the wake of the news that Michigan released head football coach Rich Rodriguez Wednesday.read more
As a freelance technical writer, it’s vital to start a project asking the right questions. Knowing the right questions to ask helps me make sure that the materials I provide are easy to use, meet the client’s expectations, and help the company reach new and existing customers. So what are the right questions?read more
You want strong writing that helps develop customer relationships and make your business more successful. So you decide to hire yourself a freelance writer.
But how do you do that? What do you look for? Ask the following questions, and you’ll be more likely to have a good experience with a freelance writer.read more
Will Lucas at LinkedIn sent me this terrific article by Jason Fried on business writing. It’s a great piece that shows how powerful (and crucial) good writing is. Good writing is crucial to the success of your business, and it’s also rare.read more