Why technical writing? Given the entry-level salaries for academic jobs these days, technical writing offers a measure of financial security and opportunities for advancement. MFA grad and tech writer Woody Lewis shares why today’s technology industry needs more talented creative writers.
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Check out A few links for the end of the week by Scott Nesbitt. Here is an excerpt:
- 4 ways to become a more organized blogger
- Editors: here are 5 tips for working with writers
- 7 tips for freelance writing success
- Thoughts about the tyranny of word count
- 4 quick tips that can help improve your writing
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From writing grants to authoring scientific papers, technical writing is an imperative skills at any stage of one’s career. Kristin Sainani, a writer for Allure Magazine and the journal Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, shares her tips on how to simplify sentences.
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Check out Punctuating a, long and wordy, qualifier by Mike Pope<[email protected]>. Here is an excerpt:
I found this in a comment on a blog post:
The, not really qualified for the position of teacher, instructor never bothered to use Notepad++.
I like this, because the author has the right instinct: there’s a complex modifier for the word instructor, and he understands that it needs to be…
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Check out Services you should pay for by Scott Nesbitt. Here is an excerpt:
When I started my career as a freelance writer in the late 1980s, my expenses were quite simple and quite low. All of my spending related to writing involved buying typewriter ribbons, paper, pens and notebooks, envelopes, and postage.
As the years progressed, that changed. I found myself…