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Brant Wilkerson-NewJuly 2, 2024

A Guide to Installation Manuals: Everything You Need to Know

  By Brant Wilkerson-New July 2, 2024 Have you ever tried to install something without a manual? It’s difficult and frustrating. That’s why installation instructions come in handy when people want to install software or hardware. A clear and concise installation manual can make a...

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Brant Wilkerson-NewJuly 2, 2024

A Guide to Installation Manuals: Everything You Need to Know

  By Brant Wilkerson-New July 2, 2024 Have you ever tried to install something without a manual? It’s difficult and frustrating. That’s why installation instructions come in handy when people want to install software or hardware. A clear and concise installation manual can make a...
Brant Wilkerson-NewJuly 2, 2024

Why Hire a Technical Writer?

By Brant Wilkerson-New July 2, 2024 A technical writer can help you keep your customers happy and maintain your business reputation. How? By writing assembly or installation manuals and translating technical material into something that the average customer can understand. Technical writers can write clearly...
Brant Wilkerson-NewJune 18, 2024

UX Writer vs Technical Writer: What’s the Difference?

  By Brant Wilkerson-New June 19, 2024   Effective communication is paramount in the world of digital products and services. Two roles that play a crucial part in ensuring users can understand and engage with a product are UX writers and technical writers. While both...
Brant Wilkerson-NewJune 18, 2024

Docs as Code: The Future of Seamless Documentation

  By Brant Wilkerson-New June 19, 2024   A growing trend in technical writing and software development is changing how documentation is created and managed. It’s called ‘Docs as Code,’ and it’s revolutionizing how teams collaborate and streamline their workflows. What is Docs as Code?...
Brant Wilkerson-NewJune 17, 2024

What is UX Writing?

  By Brant Wilkerson-New June 18, 2024   User experience (UX) writing a high-growth field that focuses on crafting the content that users encounter when interacting with digital products like website, apps, and software. It’s a critical component of UX design that helps guide users...
Brant Wilkerson-NewJune 17, 2024

What is Chart Junk?

  By Brant Wilkerson-New June 17, 2024   We’ve all seen them — charts and graphs that are so cluttered and overloaded with unnecessary elements that they actually cause confusion rather than providing clarity.  This phenomenon is known as “chart junk” and it can seriously...
Brant Wilkerson-NewJune 12, 2024

How to Write an Abstract for a Conference

  By Brant Wilkerson-New June 12, 2024   Are you preparing to write and submit a paper or conference presentation? One of the key factors in your submission will be the abstract – a concise summary of your research that will help organizers decide if...
Brant Wilkerson-NewJune 7, 2024

What Is Confluence Used For: Use Cases

  In today’s hybrid and remote business landscape, effective project collaboration and information sharing are critical. Enter Confluence, a robust project management platform designed specifically to help teams work together in creating excellent technical documentation Here, we’ll dive into Confluence, its key features and a...
Brant Wilkerson-NewMay 28, 2024

Technical Writing Trends for 2024

  By Brant Wilkerson-New May 28, 2024   A professional technical writer must keep up with trends in the technical industry, otherwise they soon can’t match what clients require. With things moving so fast and the AI industry growing so quickly, technical writing is changing...
Brant Wilkerson-NewMay 6, 2024

How to Write API Documentation: Everything You Need to Know

  By Brant Wilkerson-New May 6, 2024   If you’re building an API, creating clear and concise documentation is equal in importance to the API (application programming interface) itself. Your documentation is the key for developers to understand, integrate with, and troubleshoot your API. Well-written...
Brant Wilkerson-NewMay 2, 2024

What is a Glossary and Why is it Important?

  Glossaries hardly make for exciting reading. Very few people — if any — will read one from beginning to end. And yet glossaries are very helpful as a reference tool. Especially when the text is highly technical or specialized, a glossary can make a...
Brant Wilkerson-NewMay 2, 2024

Is Technical Writing a Good Career?

If you like paying close attention to detail and have excellent writing skills, technical writing can become a great career. Technical writing in niche markets can be extremely lucrative but also requires excellent research skills and the constant need to keep up-to-date with industry data...
Brant Wilkerson-NewMay 1, 2024

Understanding the Difference Between the SDK and API Documentation

When working on technical projects, it’s crucial to have a clear understanding of the tools and resources at your disposal. Two essential components of any developer’s toolkit are SDK (stands for Software Development Kit) and the API (stands for Application Programming Interface) documentation.  While both...
Brant Wilkerson-NewApril 26, 2024

How to Write a Grant Proposal in 11 Steps

Writing a successful grant proposal is critical for companies and individuals looking to find their projects and initiatives. A well-crafted proposal will make the difference between a missed opportunity and landing the resources necessary for impactful and life-changing work.  In this guide, we’ll share a...
Brant Wilkerson-NewApril 22, 2024

What is Medical Writing & How to Become a Good Medical Writer

Medical writing is a niche discipline in professional communication that focuses on healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and other aspects of the life sciences industry. Whether it’s educational materials for patients or writing up study reports from clinical trials, medical writers play a critical role in communicating complex...
Brant Wilkerson-NewApril 21, 2024

Hiring Technical Writers: Best Practices

Technical writing is a specialized skill that requires a unique blend of technical expertise and strong communication skills. As your organization grows, you may find the need to expand your documentation team by hiring technical writers.  Attracting and hiring the right talent can make a...
Brant Wilkerson-NewApril 19, 2024

What is Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA)?

A Brief Introduction to DITA DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) was developed by IBM in the late 1990s as an XML-based open standard for authoring, producing and delivering technical content.  It has gained popularity and adoption as a powerful architecture for simplifying the process of...
Brant Wilkerson-NewApril 18, 2024

What is Knowledge Management?

Knowledge management is the process of creating, sharing, using and managing the knowledge and information of an organization. It refers to a multidisciplinary approach to achieving organizational objectives by maximizing the use of knowledge. Why is Knowledge Management Important? In today’s knowledge economy, an organization’s...
Brant Wilkerson-NewApril 5, 2024

What is an Acceptable Use Policy?

Most companies frown upon employees using their business’s IT resources to gamble online while at the office. An Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) clearly defines what is allowed and how to prevent employees from misusing these business resources (computers, devices, networks). An AUP would forbid employees...
Brant Wilkerson-NewApril 5, 2024

What is Technical Writing?

Published: April 2024 Are you writing an instruction manual for computer software? Do you need online articles for a marketing campaign? Then you need someone who knows about technical writing to turn complex technical information into something straightforward and mainstream.  The point of technical writing...
Brant Wilkerson-NewMarch 25, 2024

How to Create and Maintain Technical Documentation: Best Practices and Tips

In a world where systems and processes are changing daily, technical documentation is more important than ever. Whether it’s a software manual, API reference, or troubleshooting guide, well-crafted technical documentation is vital for ensuring daily operations, knowledge transfer, and empowering users to help themselves.  Understanding...
Brant Wilkerson-NewMarch 21, 2024

Technical Writing vs. Instructional Design: What’s the Difference and Which One is Right for You?

Whether you’re a college student considering career paths, or a manager looking for materials to help your team and customers reach their goals, you might find yourself at a crossroads: instructional design or technical writing? It’s a common question given just how interconnected the disciplines...
Brant Wilkerson-NewMarch 19, 2024

Everything You Need to Know About eLearning Design

The eLearning industry has exploded in recent years, as its accessibility, flexibility and effectiveness have changed the way we learn and advance our careers.  However, there’s plenty more to eLearning development than simply throwing together a quick PowerPoint or providing info sheets. Just how successful...
Brant Wilkerson-NewMarch 13, 2024

What is a Quick-Reference Guide and How to Make One

A quick reference guide is a concise document designed to highlight important points and make it easy to understand how to use a product as quickly as possible. These step-by-step documents are particularly useful to new hires, ensuring that they can start working smoothly.  Quick...
Brant Wilkerson-NewMarch 13, 2024

What Is an Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Manual?

  An Operations and Maintenance (O&M) manual is the owner’s manual for your building, equipment, project, or system. It’s your go-to document when you need to sort out, fix, or find something relevant to your building, project, or equipment. An O&M manual is a comprehensive...
thinkwebadminJanuary 26, 2024

The Contract Worker’s 4 Secrets of Job Happiness

In today’s workforce, more and more people are finding themselves employed as contract workers. Would it surprise you to know that many people forego the traditional employee role because they are attracted to the benefits of contract work? You may wonder what the benefits of contract...
thinkwebadminJanuary 26, 2024

Pivot Your Online Training by Outsourcing

by Adrian West and Ronnie Duncan So many people have lamented 2020 as the year to forget. The COVID pandemic has hit with such a fierce vengeance that we can hardly help feeling stricken, even if we have not tested positive for the virus. Employers...
thinkwebadminJanuary 26, 2024

TimelyText Video Blog Part 1 – The Pandemics Impact on Training

Kelly Phillips and TimelyText’s VP Adrian West discuss the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on corporate training and development.
Brant Wilkerson-NewNovember 7, 2023

Is your LMS Alone in the Wilderness?

By Chuck Gamble Learning & Development Manager Imagine for a moment that you’ve constructed the most incredible library in the world — massive , classical columns with hundreds of thousands of volumes reaching the ceilings, rising above cozy nooks and expansive wooden desks. It contains...
Brant Wilkerson-NewOctober 24, 2023

Roundtable: The New Employee Learning Imperative

  TimelyText was fortunate to join members of the American Society of Quality’s Raleigh Chapter at PharmEng Technology last week for a roundtable discussion focused on ‘The new employee learning imperative’. Quality professionals across several industries shared insight and observations on how learning & development...
Brant Wilkerson-NewOctober 10, 2023

Finding your niche in L&D

By Chuck Gamble Learning and Develop Manager When people ask me what line of work I’m in, I always answer by saying I am and L&D professional, but that is such a broad way of putting thing because there are so many different aspects of...
Brant Wilkerson-NewSeptember 26, 2023

Don’t be Artificially Intelligent

  By Chuck Gamble Learning and Develop Manager ChatGPT is a powerful tool when you use it correctly, but the problem for many people right now is that they are not using it correctly.   A New York attorney named Steven Schwartz recently learned a...
Brant Wilkerson-NewSeptember 6, 2023

Leading L&D with Adrian West – Ep. 2 – Michael Grant

In his role as Senior Director of Learning Innovation and Assessment for the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, Michael Grant is responsible for leading L&D initiatives for nearly 700,000 members. Not only does Michael’s team face the challenge of serving a diverse, global audience...
Brant Wilkerson-NewSeptember 6, 2023

Leading L&D with Adrian West – Ep. 1 – Laura Paramoure

For the inaugural episode of Leading L&D, longtime colleague and friend Laura Paramoure brings her 25+ years of experience in learning measurement to talk about how AI is shaking up her world at the Raleigh-based eParamus. While some people believe that artificial intelligence might replace...
Brant Wilkerson-NewAugust 15, 2023

Making the Leap

From her first job as a teenager back at the YMCA, Paige Barnes knew she was meant to spend her life as an educator. “I really fell in love with the kids and like their personalities and just watching them develop from the different stages,”...
Brant Wilkerson-NewAugust 8, 2023

Leading L&D preview — Laura Paramoure

We’re thrilled that longtime friend Laura Paramoure joined us for the first episode of Leading L&D with Adrian West! Here’s a preview of a wide-ranging conversation on measurement in learning, and in particular, how Laura is embracing AI in her work at eParamus. Be on...
Brant Wilkerson-NewJuly 18, 2023

Our podcast needs your help!

“Oh great, another podcast!” We get it. There are a million podcasts out there jockeying for time you don’t have to spend listening to a rambling discussion. That’s why we’re asking for your help as we prepare to launch our new show, Leading L&D —...
Brant Wilkerson-NewApril 12, 2023

Two years with TimelyText!

By Brant Wilkerson-New If you thought TimelyText’s 20-year anniversary celebration back in February was the biggest milestone we’d celebrate this year, you’d be absolutely correct —  but hey, two years on the team is nothing to sneeze at, either! Ronnie Duncan first reached out to...
Brant Wilkerson-NewMarch 28, 2023

TimelyTexting: Alisa DeJoseph goes from classroom to dream role in instructional design

The weight of the world has been lifted off Alisa DeJoseph. Talk to her for five minutes – heck, just take a look at her smile – and you’ll feel the love radiating as she talks about her journey from teaching art to working as...
Brant Wilkerson-NewFebruary 14, 2023

One Meeting, a Call and A Little Trust

When you look back at TimelyText’s two decades of success, and hundreds of hires and placements along the way, it’s only right that the most important moment comes down to getting the perfect people into the right spots at critical times. Reflecting on 20 years...
Brant Wilkerson-NewFebruary 10, 2023

TimelyText’s 20th Anniversary Party

When: Thursday, Feb. 16 Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Where: Top Box at The Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Drive) What we’ll provide: Delicious Fullsteam beer, appetizers, birthday cupcakes and fun! “I decided if I didn’t try to do this on my own, I’d go to the...
Brant Wilkerson-NewFebruary 7, 2023

How Has Raleigh Changed in the Past 20 Years?

Over his 20 years leading TimelyText, Ronnie Duncan has noticed a funny change when folks at networking events ask where he’s from. “I tell them, ‘Right here,'” Duncan said, “and they say, ‘You’re the first person I’ve met from around here.” Such is life when...
Brant Wilkerson-NewJanuary 18, 2023

11 Technical Writer Interview Questions and Tips

  You’ve written up a perfect resume and hit it off with the hiring manager in a quick introductory call. Now, it’s time for the big interview! These days, that’s more likely to take the form of an hour-long Zoom meeting than making the trek...
Brant Wilkerson-NewJanuary 10, 2023

Preparing Your Résumé for the Hiring Rush

How does one fit their entire career into one neat little document? Well, that’s one of several mistakes that job applicants commonly make with trying to put their best foot forward with a résumé. With peak hiring season getting started here in North Carolina, Ronnie...
Brant Wilkerson-NewDecember 22, 2022

TimelyText Talks Holiday Gifting

Instructional design isn’t only about training new employees or getting your team up to speed on a specific software. This holiday season, we decided we’d like to showcase the fun side of learning and development, and TimelyText associate Paige Barnes delivered this wonderful instructional video...
Brant Wilkerson-NewDecember 19, 2022

TimelyText Holiday Party 2022 Photo Gallery

By Brant Wilkerson-New December 19, 2022 It’s good to be back. We’d waited more than three years to throw another holiday party, and based on the turnout, it seems the TimelyText family was ready to reunite for another great evening of fellowship and networking in...
Brant Wilkerson-NewNovember 16, 2022

#TimelyTexting: Meet Adam Houston

We’re excited to bring back this monthly feature, offering a look at TimelyText’s greatest assset: the incredible people we have the chance to work with every day! By Brant Wilkerson-New Nov. 16, 2022 When Gilbarco Veeder-Root approached us in May 2021 with a need for...
Brant Wilkerson-NewApril 21, 2021

The “Unofficial” TimelyText Team

When Ronnie Duncan started TimelyText on Feb. 14, 2003, he did it as a one-man show in an office above his garage, but he was never alone. It took the help of so many friends in corporate communication to get things off the ground, offering...
Brant Wilkerson-NewApril 14, 2021

TimelyText Adds to the Team

Referrals have always been key to helping us get to know and place the best communications professionals in the Triangle, and this time, we decided to keep one for ourselves. Thanks to a referral from a longtime friend of TimelyText, we’ve added Brant Wilkerson-New as...
Brant Wilkerson-NewFebruary 17, 2021

TimelyChat February 2020

Periodically we like to check-in with current and former TimelyText contract employees for a brief chat to discuss their experiences working with TimelyText. In this chat, we feature Tom Lyndes. When did you begin contracting with TimelyText? About 15 years ago. I have worked for...
thinkwebadminJanuary 15, 2021

TimelyText Video Series – The Current State of Hiring Communication Professionals (Part 8)

THOUGHTS AND TRENDS IN BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS FOR 2021 In part 8, Kelly Phillips and TimelyText’s VP Adrian West discuss some of the new challenges and trends in business communications for 2021 as we continue to deal with the pandemic.
thinkwebadminJanuary 15, 2021

TimelyText Video Series – The Current State of Hiring Communication Professionals (Part 7)

PART 7 – TIMELYTEXT VS OTHER STAFFING COMPANIES In this segment, Kelly Phillips and TimelyText’s VP Adrian West discuss what sets TimelyText apart from other staffing companies.
thinkwebadminJanuary 15, 2021

TimelyText Video Series – The Current State of Hiring Communication Professionals (Part 6)

PART 6 – TIMELYTEXT’S TWO-CUSTOMER PHILOSOPHY In Part 6, Kelly Phillips and TimelyText’s VP Adrian West discuss TimelyText’s Two Customer Philosophy. They also discuss how TimelyText goes about understanding the clients needs so they can find the right candidate.
thinkwebadminJanuary 15, 2021

TimelyText Video Series – The Current State of Hiring Communication Professionals (Part 5)

PART 5 – CONTRACT WORK AS A JUST IN TIME RESOURCE In this segment Kelly Phillips and TimelyText VP Adrian West discuss how using TimelyText and contract workers can provide companies workforce flexibility which is especially helpful during these uncertain times.
thinkwebadminJanuary 15, 2021

TimelyText Video Series – The Current State of Hiring Communication Professionals (Part 4)

PART 4 – NAVIGATING A MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDER(MSP) AND APPROVED VENDOR LISTS In Part 4 Kelly Phillips and TimelyText’s VP Adrian West discuss how TimelyText can still be brought in even if the client uses a Managed Service Provider(MSP) or if they are not already...
thinkwebadminJanuary 15, 2021

TimelyText Video Series – The Current State of Hiring Communication Professionals (Part 3)

PART 3 – TIMELYTEXT’S SERVICES AND CLIENTS In part 3 of our series with Kelly Phillips and TimelyText’s VP Adrian West, we learn more about TimelyText. We find out the types of service offerings that TimelyText specializes in and also some examples of their typical...
thinkwebadminJanuary 15, 2021

TimelyText Video Series – The Current State of Hiring Communication Professionals (Part 2)

PART 2 – HOW TIMELYTEXT CAN HELP WITH BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS In part 2 of our series, Kelly Phillips talks with TimelyText’s VP Adrian West about how TimelyText can help with your company’s business communication efforts during the pandemic. TimelyText can help implement an existing plan...
thinkwebadminJanuary 15, 2021

TimelyText Video Series – The Current State of Hiring Communication Professionals (Part 1)

PART 1 – THE PANDEMICS IMPACT ON TRAINING Kelly Phillips and TimelyText’s VP Adrian West discuss the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on corporate training and development.
thinkwebadminDecember 14, 2020

What’s it Like to be TimelyText’s “Mr. ATD”?

TimelyText has been supplying Instructional Designers to Raleigh/Durham businesses for more than fifteen years, and we have become well known, in local circles, as a “go-to” provider of such resources. But at the core, TimelyText is a stable of communication professionals, and behind all that,...
Brant Wilkerson-NewNovember 23, 2020

TimelyChat November 2020

Periodically we like to check-in with current and former TimelyText contract employees for a brief chat to discuss their experiences working with TimelyText. In this chat, we feature Kelly Phillips. Why did you begin contracting with TimelyText? I met Ronnie Duncan years ago when I...
Brant Wilkerson-NewSeptember 1, 2020

Six Reasons a Specialty Staffing Agency Can Help You Land That Perfect Job!

Six Reasons a Specialty Staffing Agency Can Help You Land That Perfect Job!  Mergers, buyouts, downsizing, reorgs…Maybe you have a bad boss or are simply unhappy where you are. Companies and agencies often do not reply to your application or seem interested and then suddenly...
thinkwebadminJuly 21, 2020

Retain and Engage with an Effective New Employee Onboarding Program

With the mass transition to remote workforces, an online new employee orientation can set your employees up for success.
thinkwebadminJune 17, 2020

Outsourcing/Contracting for Instructional Design and Development Enables Your Remote Workforce

The Coronavirus pandemic has created a massive shift for the world’s workforce. Some companies, such as Facebook and Google’s parent-company, Alphabet, plan to allow most workers who can work from home do so through year end. Other large companies, such as Nationwide and Barclays, are...
Brant Wilkerson-NewJune 7, 2019

How to Successfully Manage a Short-Term Freelance Project

By Kelly Phillips As a freelancer, it’s those long-term, steady contracts that keep a paycheck hitting the bank. But often the key to landing those lucrative gigs is building a relationship with your clients though short-term contracts. Nothing builds trust like delivering actual results. If...
thinkwebadminMarch 9, 2018

“TimelyText Story of Innovation” Featured by RTCC on WRAL TechWire

One of TimelyText’s biggest success stories has been our partnership with ABB, a global technology leader in industrial equipment and systems. As a result, TimelyText is featured in a “story of innovation” by the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) for WRAL TechWire. The blogpost describes...
thinkwebadminFebruary 19, 2018

TimelyText Celebrates 15th Anniversary!

Every year, Valentine’s Day is an extra special day for all of us here at TimelyText because it is also our Anniversary, and this year we are proud to be celebrating our 15th! We would like to thank all of our employees and clients for...
thinkwebadminJune 5, 2017

Wool E. Bull joins TimelyText Employee Appreciation Event

On May 9th TimelyText held its annual Employee Appreciation event at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Despite the threatening weather forecast, about 70 folks came on out and joined us on the John Deere Bull Pen Party Deck. Fortunately, the rain held off long enough for us to have...
Brant Wilkerson-NewMay 8, 2017

Reasons a Specialty Staffing Agency Can Help You Land That Perfect Job! (Part 2)

Reasons a Specialty Staffing Agency Can Help You Land That Perfect Job! (Part 2) In the first part of this blog I looked at why you should be using a specialty staffing agency to help you find your next job opportunity. Since I work with...
Brant Wilkerson-NewFebruary 15, 2017

TimelyText Welcomes New Team Member – Gary Baker

TimelyText is pleased to announce that Gary Baker has joined our staff as Marketing/Administrative Assistant. Gary will be helping to keep things running smoothly with the day-to-day administration and he will also focus on improving our marketing strategies. We have asked Gary to put together...
Brant Wilkerson-NewSeptember 15, 2016

TimelyText Joins Sensus at 4th Annual Charity Golf Classic

Sensus, a TimelyText customer, made significant strides in helping grant wishes for children with life threatening conditions last Monday. The company held its 4th annual Charity Golf Classic tournament at North Carolina State University’s Lonnie Poole Golf Course, raising $55,000 for the Make-A-Wish foundation. Since...
Brant Wilkerson-NewAugust 4, 2016

Employee Success Stories – Claudine Caro

For over thirteen years, TimelyText has worked with some of North Carolina’s most talented writers and editors. The diverse skillsets and expertise of these men and women have earned this company the reputation it has today, and we at TimelyText continue striving to help every...
Brant Wilkerson-NewJuly 13, 2016

Knowledgeable Narratives: The Art of Corporate Storytelling

In today’s world of rapid communication and endless information, one important element is often absent. People long for a sense of true connection. For some it’s connection to their community, for others a connection to a greater set of ideals, but in general, all people...
Brant Wilkerson-NewJune 30, 2016

Employee Success Story – Chuck Arnold

For over thirteen years, TimelyText has worked with some of North Carolina’s most talented writers and editors. The diverse skillsets and expertise of these men and women have earned this company the reputation it has today, and we at TimelyText continue striving to help every...
Brant Wilkerson-NewJune 14, 2016

Employee Success Stories – Les Williams

For over thirteen years, TimelyText has worked with North Carolina’s most talented writers and editors. The diverse skillsets and expertise of these men and women have earned our company the strong reputation we enjoy today. In fact, that relationship is at the center of our...
Brant Wilkerson-NewMay 17, 2016

Last Wednesday’s Ballgame Saw a Great Turnout!

TimelyText friends and family gathered in the ballpark last Wednesday, cheering the Durham Bulls to victory over the Buffalo (New York) Bisons. Here are some of the evening’s highlights:   Everyone mingled in the Durham Bull’s “Miller Lite Bullpen,” enjoying delicious ballpark food and clear, sunny skies....
Brant Wilkerson-NewApril 11, 2016

TimelyText Joins the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

TimelyText is a proud new member of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC). An initiative of business, government, academic and nonprofit leaders, the RTCC works to accelerate the region’s cleantech economy by promoting innovation and sector growth.  TimelyText supports these initiatives as a leader for...
Brant Wilkerson-NewMarch 28, 2016

We are buffing and polishing at TimelyText!

You may have noticed our new logo popping up over social media this week. TimelyText is getting a sparkle and shine this year by updating our logo and website. Change is good, and we are constantly looking for even better ways to provide our clients...
Brant Wilkerson-NewMarch 16, 2016

TimelyText Welcomes New Team Member

Hello! My name is Robert McNeely, and I’ve recently joined the TimelyText headquarters team to help handle internal projects and content curation. I’ll also have a role as TimelyText explores new approaches for online media presence and development of strategies to grow our client base....
Brant Wilkerson-NewMarch 2, 2016

Look Closely and You’ll See Art in Punctuation

Punctuation is a fundamental and critical element in writing, providing organization and lending intention to written thought. Commas, semi-colons, dashes, and periods all serve as suggestions to direct a reader through any piece of writing. But in what other forms than writing can punctuation be...
Brant Wilkerson-NewFebruary 16, 2016

TimelyText is 13 years old! Do you know what this number means?

The TimelyText team is thrilled to be celebrating 13 years in business as the Triangle Area’s leading provider of instruction designers, technical writers, marketing writers, editors, and corporate communications specialists.  This is a wonderful milestone for us, and we consider it lucky 13, as this...
Brant Wilkerson-NewFebruary 5, 2016

The Carolina Panthers and TimelyText have had historic years…what about Broncos fans?

What a great season this has been for the Carolina Panthers! Their best ever! TimelyText had our best year ever too! Most of us at TimelyText hope to be celebrating our great year along with the Panthers if they can win the 50th Super Bowl....
Brant Wilkerson-NewJanuary 22, 2016

Workplace Changes Expected in 2016: More Freelancers

Between technology advancements, work/life balance initiatives, and constant need for companies to become more agile, the list of categories that companies need to stay ahead of in the new year is nearly endless. With the demands of younger generations of workers moving toward a “fewer...
Brant Wilkerson-NewNovember 17, 2015

Why we all Make Typos – and What to do About it

When you write for a living, missing a typo is incredibly embarrassing. It makes you look unprofessional, sloppy and lazy. And if you have no proofreader, it’s nearly inevitable. You hang your head and vow to do better the next time. You can imagine how...
Brant Wilkerson-NewOctober 28, 2015

When you Must Write Outside Your Comfort Zone

We’ve all been there. We can draft a great technical document, or whip up a business letter that will win over the most skeptical client, but give us something to write that isn’t in our genre and we clam up, dawdle, claim writer’s block and...
Brant Wilkerson-NewSeptember 23, 2015

Is There a Udacity for Instructional Designers?

Last week, New York Times’ columnist Farhad Manjoo wrote about the success of Udacity, the online teaching start-up that offers what it calls, “nanodegrees,” in highly sought after skills like mobile programming, data analysis, and web development. Students pay by the month, work at their...
Brant Wilkerson-NewSeptember 9, 2015

Five Tips to Make Your Professional Portfolio Sell Your Skills

What is the best way to showcase your work? That’s a question a lot of job seekers and freelancers grapple with. Is a personal, branded website necessary? Can a free LinkedIn account do the job? What about highlighting proprietary work? We’re assuming you already know...
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