Author Archives: Kat Nagel

About Kat Nagel

Cat lover, singer, early music addict, reads a lot. Former R&D chemist with an obsessive need for variety. Now active as a freelance technical writer and editor, web designer, photographer, computer coach, and trainer. Owner, MasterWork Consulting (


“You’re doing NaBloPoMo? Why?” “It’s a bunch of mommy-bloggers and foodies, and they don’t write very well. Why associate yourself with them?” My colleagues and friends expect bad writing about subjects that don’t interest them, and that’s what they find when … Continue reading

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Hand and Eye

Today was another lost day, as far as work and personal projects are concerned. I spent the day in doctors’ offices and outpatient surgery. The bad news: I’ll probably have to have surgery to correct the trigger finger on my … Continue reading

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Sidetracked again

I had planned to start a major assault on the stored files I wailed about on Sunday, but I let myself be distracted by a bunch of stuff. First, before I could sit down at the desk in my new … Continue reading

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For most of my life, my year has begun in the fall. School, choir rehearsals, meetings for professional associations and clubs, theater and concert seasons all start in September or October. New clients generally come in the fall, in a hurry to … Continue reading

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This afternoon we went to a “Lunch and Learn” program dealing with life transitions, specifically, moving from a large home to an apartment or assisted living facility. No, we’re not planning a move any time soon, but we’ve been discussing an … Continue reading

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