Benjamin Willems

Benjamin Willems

Joined almost 6 years ago

  • 9 stories
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  • Posted to Looking for a suggestion or a list of website related to travelling with good design., Jun 11, 2018

    There are some things to like about this website: https://onthegrid.city/

    2 points
  • Posted to What are some good conference websites?, May 09, 2017

    Layers !

    3 points
  • Posted to Sleep when exhausted, Apr 18, 2017

    OP here.

    Just revisiting this poem thing that I made a long time ago. I hope it brings one of you some joy.

    Note: there are some fun secrets in this.

    Any questions, comments, and criticisms are welcome, of course.

    0 points
  • Posted to If I wanted to become a project manager, where would I start?, Apr 17, 2017

    Disclaimer: I'm not a project manager.

    But if you do a search for "project management" on 43 Folders there are 5–6 pages of blog posts that may pique your interest. These posts are pretty dang old, but reference lots of classic, tried-and-true GTD-related books, methodologies, and thinkers. It might be a good starting place to discover more reading material.

    Hope that's helpful.

    1 point
  • Posted to Why we don't sell hours (Do you?), Mar 27, 2017

    For most projects, I like to charge a daily rate. Most of my projects end up being between 1 and 1.5 weeks long. I also attach a schedule that summarizes what I plan to do and how many days of work each major task will take.

    If the project ends up being more of a "day project", then I can can charge a full day or 0.5 day rate.

    My clients seem to understand this format. I'd be interested to know if anyone else is doing something like this?

    2 points
  • Posted to Is it just me or is DN working to improve your experience and appreciates your feedback?, Mar 17, 2017

    I am commenting on this quality post. Thanks Margaret!

    4 points
  • Posted to What's the best bookmark management app for Mac?, in reply to Mikus Riekstins , Mar 16, 2017

    For anyone already in the Pinboard ecosystem:

    I recently purchased the Pinboard macOS client Spillo and I'm really getting a lot of use out of it (for both creating new bookmarks and browsing my collection).

    I can also recommend Pinner on iOS.

    3 points
  • Posted to Need opinions on Copywriting processes and best practices. , Feb 17, 2017

    I'm a freelance technical writer, and I've contributed to UI for a couple of small teams and one medium one (with 40+ team members). I'm not totally sure what the scope of your copywriter's work looks like, but I hope my experience translates somehow.

    When I'm contributing writing to designs and code (when stuff exists only in Sketch files, this would be UI text edit and any in-app documentation), I like to make changes in the actual files that designers and developers actually use much as possible. This way, it's less likely that my work will get lost. Plus, there's no delay between copy changes and design changes.

    As a writer, I find that the more that I can touch the actual product (or, the more technical that I can be), the less likely that my work will fall through the cracks – or that some old draft ends up nearly published somewhere.

    But in some cases, I don't have access to certain files, or I'm too time constrained to get a proper development environment set up – or I haven't been allotted the software I need to get in and make changes. So, the most foolproof way forward becomes assigning another trusted team member (or some point of contact) detailed tasks via our project management software.

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