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Due to a sequester-related contracting snafu, I get a spring break of an indeterminate length! Hopefully, I will be back to work at the National Weather Service in a week or two. They call it a “gap” as they move … Continue reading
How do you communicate science to a general audience? That was the subject of a recent presentation I gave to the Federal Communicators Network. Based upon my experience as a science communicator for NOAA and The Nature Conservancy, I suggest … Continue reading
“Reporters are lazy,” a PR director once told me. “They won’t do any work – they want everything explained to them.” I’ve been on both sides of the table, as a freelance writer and as a communications manager. It’s not … Continue reading
The more interesting the work, the less it pays – that’s the rule I uncovered in 2012. It’s the reason why technical writers are paid well (you want to write a help guide for Sharepoint?) while film reviewers are paid … Continue reading
No one can resist free pizza. That was the idea behind a novel recruitment effort by Vocus, a public relations software company out of Beltsville, MD. They sponsored a food truck on the streets of DC and gave out pizza … Continue reading
Some books deserve a closer read. One of these is The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau. Follow along as I delve into the book, chapter by chapter. I’ll breakdown each chapter, providing a sort of Cliff Notes summary. And I’ll include … Continue reading
The Washington Post recently had an article about DC in the movies, highlighting director James L. Brooks for really getting Washington. From All the President’s Men to his latest, How Do You Know?, he displays an excellent understanding of the … Continue reading
Check out my article on FlackRabbit. It’s about how should help employers find you by orienting your resume to their needs.
It’s the end of the year, and the end of a decade. What were my favorite projects of 2009? What did I have the most fun working on? Murder in Ocean Hall I can’t help myself, I like to write … Continue reading