Getting organized with Trello

Feeling overwhelmed? To Do lists out of control? Want to be get organized? Try Trello! When I stumbled across Trello, I knew right away it was the tool for me. It's much more visual than most To Do list applications, and it makes sharing and collaborating on tasks easy. When you visit the Trello website and sign up for a free account, the first thing you'll see is the Welcome Board, with some simple tips to help you get started. Take a quick look and you'll see what I mean by simple. It's ...
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Tracking technical writing deliverables

Imagine you've accepted a technical writer position in a company that creates enterprise software. You're used to working with a team of writers, maybe even a documentation manager and editor. Now it's just you. Project manager, writer, and editor. And 50 documents to keep up to date. How will you manage? The nature of enterprise applications, is that they address the needs of organizations, managing resources, customer relationships, automated invoicing and billing, and business intellige...
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Top 5 ways to manage multiple deadlines

When I was a kid, I took dance lessons. One thing my dance teacher liked to say was "if you want something done, ask a busy person." As a contract technical writer, I'm often working on more than one project at a time. Sometimes things get a little crazy. But if you work alone like I do, you need to learn to manage multiple deadlines. Here are some of the things that work for me. 1. Make a list. Sounds obvious I know, but when my mind is filled with the hundreds of things I need to do and I...
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