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Helping Yourself, Your Clients and Readers

Guide-to-Finding-Jobs-as-a-Freelance-Technical-Writer-580x393In a freelance technical writing job, you will be your own manager. One important thing to manage is the research you will do. It will involve documents and other literature which are very voluminous. You will need to properly choose which portions you will read. Further, even if you have identified the parts which you should read, they will still sum up into a large reading task. Thus, you must manage and organise it.

For materials in your freelance technical writing job which are heavy to read and their big sum, you will have to break them down so that they will not knock you down. Make them and their reading retrievable and organised. Manage them so that they will be able to give you entry points which are helpful. Organise them in a manner that they can facilitate navigation and search. Prepare an index of them. Make a mind map which is an outline or chart which will help you know where you are regarding the topic. Take down notes of which will lead you to similar and relevant information. You will use all these in your writing. What you provide yourself in your research is also what you will use in your writing.

The style you will use in your freelance technical writing job should be correct as far as writing conventions are concerned. It is a given that your writing output must be free of errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation. To help you with this, you can use template writing designs and, of course, style guidelines. Your orientation and goal is to focus on helping readers get their job done. As a technical writer, you will be writing about products and processes. Your readers read your work to help them use the products and processes.

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Three Things I Can’t Leave Without

My Sundays and Saturdays are my free days. Even with the freedom, I choose to do my freelance medical writing jobs online from Monday to Friday. During the weekend, I can do anything and go anywhere. What I usually do is go anywhere. This means I leave the house at least twice to up to four times during the weekend. There are things which, without them, I do not or could not leave the house.

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  1. Keys – First is my set of keys. I must not leave without them because, without them, I could not go inside the house when I return. Also, I cannot go outside the house without them because my front door has a double lock. It cannot be locked without its key. This double lock is so helpful because it aids me in not failing to bring my keys which include the key to my personal workroom for my freelance medical writing job which is located in my sister’s big house nearby.

 

  1. Money – I have no car or any form of transportation. I can afford to acquire one with the compensation I get from my freelance medical writing job. However, it is just that I am not interested in it. I need money for taxi fare and food, at least. There are activities I do and places I go to which do not require expenses. I just need cash to go there and do them.

  1. Cellphone or Watch – Actually, it is the watch. I need to know what time it is every now and then; in other words, after a few minutes or hours. Each of us does. When I go outside to a nearby neighbourhood diner to eat a meal, I usually bring my watch. This is especially because the proximity of the destination allows me to wear just the clothes I am wearing in the house. they are the clothes I wear when I do my freelance writing work at my personal workroom. I do not want to bring my cellphone because it is a bit bulky for the pants I wear at home. For farther venues, I bring my cellphone.