Re: Writing Sample - Questions

Subject: Re: Writing Sample - Questions
From: "Marc A. Santacroce" <epubs -at- ricochet -dot- net>
To: "rich" <rich45 -at- hotmail -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 18:02:07 -0800

Rich, I think variety is the key. Make sure your portfolio contains a 1 or 2 paqe sample of every type of project you are interested in pursuing. You might want to include a TOC for one of your more complicated projects as a talking paper to lead the discussion of how you manage large projects.

Marc

I am interested in any comments and suggestions that other can offer
regarding writing samples.




Questions:

1. Are there guidelines or possibly de facto standards for technical writing
samples?

2. How long should each writing sample be?

3. Should samples be submitted as formatted (DTPed) end products (brochures,
white papers, manuals) or simply as text to highlight the writing and not
the layout and design?

4. How many writing samples should I expect to provide for prospective
employers?

5. Should writing samples be presented as a formal portfolio or as handouts
to be left with the interviewer?

Thanks in advance,

Rich

Marc A. Santacroce

Senior Technical Writer
ePubs, Inc.

"An idiot with a computer is a better, faster idiot."




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