re: technical writing portfolios

Subject: re: technical writing portfolios
From: William Swallow <WSWALLOW -at- commsoft -dot- net>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 09:49:41 -0500

Don't include anything proprietary.

Any online Help you include without the parent application will require a
write-up on how it is integrated and used in order to be truly an effective
addition to your portfolio.

Don't include CD content in any format that requires your audience (future
employers) to use specific technologies. Word docs and HTML Help might be
bad, as they may have an outdated version of Word or prefer Netscape or
another browser. If they have to work at looking at your stuff, that's one
strike against you.

CDs are static mediums. Links to a web site with newer content might be nice
if you expect any of your content to be updated regularly.

Bill Swallow
Technical Writer
Aptis Inc.
a subsidiary of Billing Concepts
phone: 518.433.7698
fax: 518.433.7680
<mailto:william -dot- swallow -at- aptissoftware -dot- com>

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