I’ve worked as an independent technical writer since the end of 2009. I’m fortunate to have a career I enjoy: I get to take part in varied, interesting projects, and the words I write help people get stuff done. That’s all awesome. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to raise my profile. How does one do that?
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You’re busy or don’t have the skills to write some content for your business. So, you’re looking for a freelance copywriter to help you. How do you find the right person and how do you judge them? Here are 12 measures to help with your assessment.
Freelance technical writers are usually charge using one of the following pricing models:
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Here’s part 3 of my series on technical writing prices. This time, I look at the research that technical writers have to do before they can produce any useful content.
Here’s a quick round-up of a poll I ran about technical writers’ preferences for common computing terms.
I write for a predominantly British audience in UK English, but I sometimes have to use computing terms, which are usually written in American English (probably because of style guides such as the Microsoft Manual of Style). That can lead to an odd mixing of styles.
Recently, I’ve noticed more UK spellings creeping into technical communications about computing, and I wanted to get a feel for what others thought about this.
Here’s part 6 of my series of short and snappy Mac tips. As usual, I’m serving up 5 useful pointers to help you be a better Mac user.
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Have you ever read a piece of writing that feels as though it were created just for you?
The author of that text will have thought about the audience – what they would need to know and how they should be made to feel about it. This is the essence of good, persuasive writing.
This post shows you how to build a picture of your ideal reader, so you write content suited to him or her. And that in turn will help turn those readers into customers and loyal fans.
This is the second post in my ‘technical writing prices’ series. Last time, I looked at how much technical writing costs. This time, I’ll explain why technical writing can be so expensive.
Here are 10 reasons to explain why freelance technical writers charge what seems to be a lot of money.