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Tips for searching for clients

Part of the challenge and the frustration of freelancing full time is finding new clients. The majority of my clients are from word-of-mouth referrals from previous clients, other writers, and people I’ve met through alternative networks.

First tip: Make sure you have a good network of other writers, editors, and graphic designers. These […]

Technical Writing Services

Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Doc Box Consulting offers freelance technical writing services and web site development and maintenance at a reasonable cost. Technical writing is about translating complex concepts into plain English, at a level appropriate for the target audience. With over 10 years experience as a technical writer, Kim Nylander, […]

Suggestions for new technical writers

Interested in learning about technical writing or getting started in the field? The set of links below were put together when a friend asked me for information on technical writing.

My bookmarks on Delicious for tech writing The motherload of all TW mailing lists: TechW-L. Great articles, resources, and mailing list archives. The […]

Creating Unique Headers and Footers in Writer

You create unique headers and footers in one document in Open Office Writer (Writer) by using the page styles available in Writer. Page styles in Writer are like creating master pages in InDesign: page features (text, graphics, etc.) are stored in the style. When a page style is active on a page, the style name is highlighted in the Page Styles pane of the Styles and Formatting palette.

Header and footer text associated with a particular style is entered on a page tagged with that style.

The procedure below describes how to create new page styles, apply the page styles, and then modify the headers and footers associated with each page style. You can also use this procedure with existing page styles by starting after after the first section.

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