There was a thread on TechWr-L this past week about hiring a remote employee. It seemed there was some disagreement about the success of such a venture. I personally have had much success in both being a remote teammate and working with/leading them. With technical writing, it can get tricky being a remote writer, but it’s not impossible to excel in your work as a remote player. By leveraging technology and changing the way you communicate with others, you can easily work remotely – even as an entire virtual team – successfully.
How has your experience been? Whether good or bad, what technologies have you tried leveraging to make it work? And, what behaviors did you have to change?