John K. Borchardt, PhD, Author Profile

John Borchardt Bio PictureJohn Borchardt, PhD, was a chemist, freelance writer and American Chemical Society career consultant for over 15 years. He was the author of "Career Management for Scientists and Engineers," and had more than 1,500 articles published in a variety of magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias. As an industrial chemist, he held 30 U.S. and more than 125 international patents, and was the author of over 130 peer-reviewed papers. He passed away in January 2013.

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Mind Mapping

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Career Building

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Gender Equity in the Workplace

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Corporate Newsletters and Blogs

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Recycling Closed Laboratories

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Customer Service

September 9, 2010

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Cutting Lab Reports Down to Size

September 1, 2010

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Writing with PowerPoint

August 4, 2010

Before presentation software such as PowerPoint became almost ubiquitous, many presenters would give rambling, poorly focused...
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