Tag Archives: consulting

Podcast: Riding the Tide of Technical Communications Consulting

Download MP3 Length: 90 min. Lyn Worthen presented to the STC Intermountain chapter tonight on running your own business as a technical communications consultant. She covers almost everything you need to know as a consultant, including rates, billing, contracts, marketing, taxes, business structures, hours, salary, tools, locations, niche services, portfolios, client communications, and more. Here’s Continue Reading »

Intermountain STC Chapter Meeting This Wednesday at 7 pm

This Wednesday, Jan 20, there’s an Intermountain STC Chapter meeting at 7 pm. in the Sandy library. Lyn Worthen will be speaking on running your own technical communications consulting business. Here’s an excerpt from her description: Unlike the consistent schedule, workload, and wages of a 9-5 technical writing job, going it on your own as Continue Reading »

WordPress Tip: Implement WordPress’s Threaded Comments

WordPress’s threaded comments feature is not entirely now; it’s been around since 2.7 (the current version of WordPress is 2.7.1). But even though under Settings > Discussion you see the ability to activate threaded comments and indicate how many levels deep you want it to be, you have to actually make some changes to your Continue Reading »

Thoughts on Troubleshooting and Problem Solving

Working in technology, I spend a good amount of my time troubleshooting. When things go wrong, I’ve learned a few tips and techniques: Compare line by line against a working model List all the components and how they work together Challenge every assumption Reboot or reinstall Google the error messages you see Site-search key sites Continue Reading »