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How to Follow the Market and Re-Position Yourself As a ..

We live in a fast-moving world. Nothing remains the same for too long. New trends, new developments, and new facts rock our world on a daily basis. The election of President Barack Obama was one such .
(January 21, 2009)
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Technical Writing - Use Acrobat 7 Or 9 to Export Your PDF ..

Adobe Acrobat is a basic tool that technical writers use on a regular basis, not only to read the PDF (Portable Document Format) documents but also to create them. Once a document is converted into ..
(January 22, 2009)
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Technical Writing - What is "Variance" and How Can a Technical .

"Variance" is an important term in statistics and plays a crucial role in technical documentation as well. Without getting too technical about it: “variance" denotes the way the values of a set .
(January 10, 2009)
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2 Features That Technical Writing Shares With Copywriting and ..

Technical writing is different from copywriting but then there are things shared by both as well. For example: 1) Both types of writing need to be SPECIFIC. Here are examples to both: Bad (not ..
(January 11, 2009)
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Technical Writing - 4 Advantages of Hiring a Freelance ..

I've been in writing-publishing business for over 20 years and technical writing business for over 10 years at this writing.   So with great honesty I can make the following generalization: most of ..
(January 12, 2009)
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2 Features That Technical Writing Shares With Screenplay ..

At first sight, there cannot be any two writing niches as different as technical and screenplay writing. Their 2 differences are very obvious: Difference 1) Screenplay writing aims to put us into ..
(January 13, 2009)
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Technical Writing - How to Design Borders Around Pages of a ..

A technical writer needs to know the MS Word inside out. Why? Because Microsoft Word is the world's most used text and page layout software. The chances are, in one technical writing job assignment ..
(January 14, 2009)
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Technical Writing - 4 Cool Tricks to Draw Page Borders in a ..

1) Launch your MS Word and open the template document you'd like edit. 2) Go to a specific page. 3) Select Format > Borders and Shading from your MS Word main menu to display the Borders and ..
(January 14, 2009)
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Are You a Journalist? How About a New Career in Technical ..

Journalism is exciting but tough. I should know. I've been a journalist for 4 years in mid-90s. I loved every minute of it but had a hard time making ends meet. I was an NPC (National Press Club) ..
(December 24, 2008)
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Runners Live Longer According to 20-Year Medical Study

Slowly but surely I'm approaching the age of sixty as I write these lines. When I look back, starting to run at the age of 49 stands out as one of the best things I ever did in my life. For all ..
(August 14, 2008)
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MAD MEN is Easily the TV Drama of 2008

Just as I was wondering what to watch on TV now that The Sopranos is gone, I struck gold: “Mad Men" on AMC channel, a drama in its 2nd season, is the show to watch for me. There are so many ..
(August 14, 2008)
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Movie Review - High and Low (Tengoku to Jigoku) (1963)

If you like rough and gruff cop movies with a moral center you'll like this one. The indisputable Japanese master director Akira Kurosawa (Ran, Rashomon, Seven Samurai) brings us another tightly ..
(August 14, 2008)
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Advice for a Young Writer 1 - Be Proud and Keep Writing

I've been very lucky: I earned my living as a professional writer since God knows when. It's been a long haul, and fun. I always enjoyed sitting at my keyboard and click-clicking the keys. Remember ..
(April 30, 2008)
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Advice for a Young Writer 2 - Know Your Heart, Learn Your Craft

Continuing with some of the hard-earned lessons of my writing career: Know your heart and your inner voice. WHY are you writing? Money is fine, but what else? What are your beliefs and core values? ..
(April 30, 2008)
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Advice for a Young Writer 3 - Develop a Niche, Guard Your Time

Continuing with some of the hard-earned lessons of my writing career: Develop a niche, an expertise, a driving point and an edge. The more the better. But keep it real and under control. Don't lose ..
(April 30, 2008)
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Advice for a Young Writer 4 - Know When to Hold and Fold Your ..

Continuing with some of the hard-earned lessons of my writing career: Repeat after Kenny Rogers: “You got to know when to hold'em; know when to fold'em. . . " Sometimes we all get stuck on a ..
(April 30, 2008)
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Advice for a Young Writer 6 - Connect with Others, Take Care ..

This last and sixth segment concludes some of the hard-earned lessons of my writing career: Join, connect, participate, collaborate. Writing is a solitary job. We usually sit in our own cubicles and ..
(April 30, 2008)
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Advice For A Young Writer 5 - Have A Web Site Or A Blog, Or ..

Have a web site. You have to have this one. I have a blog for sure. Who doesn't these days? But my main web site is a non-blog type of traditional site, designed to display my writing samples to ..
(May 04, 2008)
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Movie Review - Tape (2001)

Director: Richard Linklater Writer: Stephen Belber (adapted from his own stage play). Starring: Ethan Hawke (Vince), Robert Sean Leonard (Jon Salter), Uma Thurman (Amy Randall) What a tiny little ..
(July 04, 2007)
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Movie Review - Breaking and Entering (2006)

Starring: Jude Law (Will Francis), Juliette Binoche (Amira), Robin Wright Penn (Liv), Martin Freeman (Sandy), Ray Winstone (Bruno Fella), Vera Farmiga (Oana), Rafi Gavron (Miro), Poppy Rogers (Bea) ..
(July 02, 2007)
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Movie Review - Notes On A Scandal (2006)

(WARNING: plot points are revealed. ) Starring: Judi Dench (Barbara Covett), Cate Blanchett (Sheba Hart) Director: Richard Eyre Writer: Patrick Marber (from a novel by Zoe Heller) This is like ..
(July 03, 2007)
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Movie Review – Amazing Plot Similarities Between "Seraphim ..

Since I watch a lot of movies, sometimes I see fascinating parallels and similarities between different films, both in terms of general themes and specific plot points. In some cases, they are ..
(June 30, 2007)
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Movie Review - Jerry and Tom (1998)

A film is such an organic entity. It could have great actors, great script, and a creative director, but yet it still might not click the way it's supposed to. One important factor is the ..
(June 23, 2007)
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Speech Writing - How Did Bill Gates Prepare His Harvard ..

Speechwriting is a hard-to-master art form. It requires a lot of background knowledge on the part of the writer that cannot be acquired overnight. But that's not enough. A good speech also requires ..
(June 07, 2007)
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Business - What is Workplace Harassment?

Companies differ in terms of their workplace harassment policies but they all take it very seriously. Committing or allowing harassment in the workplace is against the law and can lead to firing of ..
(April 24, 2007)
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