The Insider’s Guide to Becoming a (Contract) Technical Writer

Introduction Not all technical writers understand contracting. Some have always worked as employees. They’ve never had to review a contract or even understand what goes into one. Even if they’ve hired contractors, they’ve encountered only a slice of the contracting lifecycle. The following is based on my 20 years as a technical writing contractor in …

The Insider’s Guide to Becoming a (Contract) Technical Writer Read More »

9 Questions Tech Writers Should Ask Before Signing a Contract

Who am I? As a long-time contract technical writer in New York City, I’ve interviewed about 70 times. When I began, I had no clue what questions to ask. Back in 2000, the (contract) game was slower. The process, simpler. But new technical writers today seem as clueless about contract technical writing as I was (over …

9 Questions Tech Writers Should Ask Before Signing a Contract Read More »

15 Essential Links for NEW Technical Writers

Get Started with These Essential Links for Technical Writers Jump into Technical Writing with 15 Links PS: A hands-on, real world technical writing course. Jump on the wait list: becometechnicalwriter.com WORD PROCESSORS • microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/word (Yes, it’s antique, but it has the best templates and some companies still rely on it for many documents. See below, “Microsoft …

15 Essential Links for NEW Technical Writers Read More »

Shockingly, Most Technical Writing is Neither

In 20 Years as a Technical Writer, I Never Created a Technical Document Technical writers—thousands of them—have been around for decades. But once you realize what a technical writer does, you’ll see how unsuitable that title is. You’ll realize there’s not much technical nor writing involved. Now, the technical writing profession is healthy and expanding. …

Shockingly, Most Technical Writing is Neither Read More »

Scroll to Top