How Many Hours Per Week Do Technical Writers Spend Writing?

How much time do you spend writing every week? Remember, you have 37.5 hours (I know!) for technical writing every week, but how much is actually spent writing? When I say writing I actually mean developing content, so this includes illustrations, diagrams, publishing etc – whatever goes into the final deliverable.

Why Don’t People Respect the Efforts I Make?

Do you feel loved? Many of us feel unloved and under-valued. We feel we don’t get the respect we deserve. I hear this on LinkedIn and Facebook: “people don’t respect the efforts I make”. Well, if that’s the case, here are a few ways to get more respect and move into a more rewarding career.

How to Collaborate on a Business Proposal

Martha asked me, “I want to put a template or guidelines to my team members as a result of my research about the good way to write a proposal.” One of the problems if you’re new to writing business proposals is where to start, especially if you have to write with a team rather than by yourself. Where do you start?

5 High-Paying Careers for English Speaking Professionals in China

Many are worried that their jobs will be off-shored to India and China. You’re right. They will. But I see this as an opportunity rather than a setback. Here’s how you can take advantage of this right now.

How to Give an Elevator Pitch

What do you feel when people say, “and tell me about yourself?” Most of us dread giving the elevator pitch – the story of your life in 60 seconds. Scary, isn’t it? It doesn’t have to be. The mistake everyone makes is to take a deep break, force a smile, and then starting ploughing ahead. […]

How to Stop MS Word Crashing By Adding Images Correctly

Here’s how to Stop Word Crashing By Adding Images Correctly. Word lets you add images with different file formats into your documents, such as: Enhanced Metafile (.emf) Graphics Interchange Format (.gif) Joint Photographic Experts Group (.jpg) Portable Network Graphics (.png) Microsoft Windows Bitmap (.bmp, .rle, .dib) Windows Metafile Graphics (.wmf) Tagged Image File Format (.TIFF) […]

Increase Adsense Revenue with New Videos Ads

Google has introduced video ads to its Adsense offering. This gives web publishers an additional option when placing ads on their site. Instead of text and image ads, you can now jazz up your pages with video content. The video ads, or video units as Google likes to call them, allow you to enrich your […]

10 Tips To Enhance Presentations

Cliff Atkinson from Sociable Media offers an excellent series on how to improve your presentations. In previous tutorials he suggested that you tell a story with your presentation and then how to use storyboards to plan your presentation. These tips follow-up on these tutorials and are worth book-marking if you’re nervous about making your first […]

Why the Web demands simplicity

The more sophisticated a society and its economy becomes, the easier it is for its citizens to do what they need to do. In Lima, Peru, to legally establish a one-person garment workshop takes 289 days of bureaucratic toil, costing $1,231, 31 times the monthly minimum wage. In the Philippines, purchasing land can involve up […]

Avoid Retyping Data into Word documents from Excel

Digital Trends offer a Financial Reporting Toolkit’s Formula Builder for MS Word. This add-in program that makes it easy to create formulas in Microsoft Word. Formula Builder walks you through the steps of building a formula. Click on the cell address you want in your formula and Formula Builder automatically determines the cell address for you. […]

10 Steps to Successful Bids

Business Owner’s Toolkit outlines the ten steps involved in making successful bids. “Although we are presenting the actions you need to take in a step-by-step fashion, it does not mean that they need to be done one at a time. They can be done simultaneously or in a different order, depending on your circumstances.” http://www.toolkit.com/small_business_guide/sbg.aspx?nid=P09_2000 […]

How to Write the Executive Summary for Business Plans – Part 3

Companies seeking capital often ask how long the Executive Summary of their business plan should be. [Learn more about these Business Plan templates here] See: How Google’s ‘Micro Moments’ will affect your business The answer depends upon the use of the summary, mainly determining if it precedes the full business plan, or it will be used […]

How to Sell Digital Goods Outside the USA

I’ve sold ebooks, software, reports, online services through Clickbank for the past 3 years. But they charge about 7.5% commission and a small fee for every transaction. It works out at about 10% of our sales, which is very expensive when you. However, we like selling Digital Online Products. No cost to produce No time […]

What to Include in Your Proposal

Onvia’s series of proposal writing continues with this article on what to include in your proposal: “Responding to government RFPs (Requests for Proposals) can be tricky, since there are not always requirements or standards to be used. The problem is that there is no universal standard for layout or composition when it comes to government […]

Make Text on Your Laptop Easier to Read

Microsoft offers a free online service that claims to improve font display quality over traditional forms of font smoothing or anti-aliasing. ClearType improves readability on color LCD displays with a digital interface, such as those in laptops and high-quality flat panel displays. The online tuner lets you tune your Windows XP ClearType settings. How it […]