Category Archives: Technical Writing

Tips and reflections on tech writing, lessons from my career path as a tech writer, writing tippage, and humorous semantics.

Fact-checking: Assuring validity, relevance, and credibility

For good reason, such as the Amelia Bedelia Wikipedia hoax, professional writers (or writers’ editors) are required to fact-check sources. There are “good” and “bad” sources, and different ways to check validity, relevance, and credibility. An easy online indicator that the … Continue reading

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How to write a basic cover letter

I have gone through a lot of version of my cover letter since December 2012 when I was laid off. One thing I wish I could have taken in college but did not have time for was the resume writing … Continue reading

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Because language evolution

I like this use of the word “because” – as described in English Has a New Preposition, Because Internet by Megan Garber. “It’s a usage, in other words, that is exceptionally bloggy and aggressively casual and implicitly ironic. And also highly … Continue reading

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How to write more

How to Maximize Your Word Count and Write More Every Day For more detail, I highly encourage you to read the entire article. DO IT. Write in the morning. Wake an hour earlier. Coffee. Snatch time from life’s thieving jaws … Continue reading

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Grant proposals and collaborative writing

A really great book for writing grants is How to say it: Grantwriting by Deborah S. Koch. I helped write three proposals for my former employer. Using that book helped blow them out of the water. It really takes you from the first … Continue reading

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Blogging tips

Blogging tips by Jimmy 2 Hats

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Writing advice I’d give myself #1

Be confident. You know what you want to include, so do so. The act of writing and the act of revising/editing are different things. Even big authors have editors. Criticism is good. Any criticism you receive pertaining to your writing … Continue reading

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