Creative Problem Solving: Getting the Best from Yourself

Editor’s Note: The following piece by Lain Chroust Ehmann is part of our collection of “classics”–articles that stand the test of time no matter how many technologies come and go. You might think that as a technical writer, you don’t have much room for creativity in your job. Not true. Although you may be writing […] Continue reading ...

Networking Your Way to Success

You don’t have to spend hours making cold calls or squander money on invisible advertisements in order to find new clients. In fact, savvy businesspeople–technical writers included–know the best way to expand your client base is by leveraging the resources you already have. You might ask, “What resources?” Well, pull out your personal address book. […] Continue reading ...

Technical Writing: Look Before You Leap

To many aspiring novelists, poets and journalists, working as a technical writer seems like the perfect stepping stone to their dreams. After all, you’ll be paid to put pen to paper–something every wannabe writer dreams of. So what if it isn’t the Great American Novel? You’ll still have time for your own writing in your […] Continue reading ...

Making the Mentor Partnership Work: Part Two (For the Mentor)

Missed Part I?  Click Here Maybe you’ve reached a point in your career where you’d like to give a little something back and help others just starting on the path. Or maybe a newcomer to your company has approached you and asked you to be his mentor. Or maybe you often serve as an informal […] Continue reading ...

Making the Mentor Partnership Work: Part One (for the Mentee)

As you’re trying navigate the peaks and valleys of the work world, who couldn’t use a good dose of common sense, practical wisdom, and “been there, done that” support every now and then? But when it comes to mentors–someone well-versed in your industry and willing to share her experiences with you–it seems like only the […] Continue reading ...