What Does it Take to be a Freelance Writer?

I’ve been a (more than) full-time writer for ten years.  It takes talent, ambition and the ability to manage your time and money to be successful. Contrary to popular belief, you can be a successful freelance writer without starting your own business. However, if you have a habit of slacking or procrastinating, this probably isn’t […]

Has Technical Writing Stifled Your Creative Side?

bored

It is no secret that technical writing jobs pay well. Many freelance writers slowly slip into the technical writing sphere and get stuck. The jobs are plenty and the pay is good, and as a writer this stability is appealing. Other freelance jobs that seem to pay well are those connected with a specific company. […]

Technical Writing–Seven Challenges

technical-writing

Freelance technical writing is a great opportunity, but from time to time most technical writers face challenges. Last week I wrote an introductory post about technical writing. When I wrote it I didn’t actually intend for it to sound like a recruiting piece for technical writers, or a plug for the STC. While everything I […]

Corporate Freelance Writing Jobs–Five Places to Find Them

corporate-freelance-writing

Many writers are interested in finding a corporate freelance writing job. The advantages of a corporate freelance writing job are many: Corporate freelance writing jobs tend to be long term. Also, if you have a contract with a corporation, you can usually count on being paid. Plus, let’s face it, it looks good to have […]

Technical Writing 101: What do technical writers do?

keyboard and screen

by John Hewitt “I thought you guys just wrote stuff down.” – A project manager after hearing what my documentation group needed in order to complete a project. Technical writing is not like most other types of writing. To begin with, you may or may not spend much time writing. The majority of my time […]