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Independent Contractors vs Employees: Which Hire is Right for you?

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the differences between independent contractors vs employees. . In Part 2, we determine which hire is best for you. Let’s review. What’s an independent contractor again? An  independent contractor is a worker who:• Carries their insurance.• Provides their tools and equipment.• Pays their expenses.• Sets their […]

Technical Writers Simplify the Complex

Simplifying the complex…. That is what technical writers do. Technical writing is a type of writing where the author is writing about a particular subject that requires direction, instruction, or explanation. A good technical writer can make a difficult task easy and quickly explain complex information. Here are the skills of a technical writer: Detailed […]

4 Reasons Documentation is Key to Your Success

You’ve heard about the importance of documentation in your business. But to really get on board, you need to understand why documentation is such an integral part of your business. So, here are 4 reasons why documentation is key to your business’ success: 1.    Your Employees don’t have to be mind readers….  If you want your employees to do something in […]

Tempted by Templates? Make your Documentation Easy!

We’ve all been there. It’s the beginning of a technical writing project, and you have no idea where to start. There’s a template for that! What’s a technical writing template? A technical writing template is a premade model for new documents. Think of a template as a form you fill out. Completely uncreative, kind of […]

The Importance of KYA

  KYA….Know Your Audience. Knowing your audience will help you decide what information you present and how you present it. It’s of the cornerstones of great technical writing. Simple in concept. But is it? Technical writing provides material that explains a process or makes a complex process easier to understand. The writing is methodical and […]