Job qualifications dilemma

Subject: Job qualifications dilemma
From: "Chris Morris" <cmorris -at- sfsu -dot- edu>
To: "Techwhirl" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2000 12:56:22 -0800

Recently, I was given a lead to a writing job coauthoring a book with a
medical toxicologist. The doctor is looking for someone who is interested in
the topic and interested in writing, but not necessarily an expert in
medical toxicology. As a writing student--and intern--focusing on science
writing, I feel that I lack the experience to do justice in this, which I
see as primarily an editing position. I will refer the doctor to the job
postings on this list and at NCSWA. However, one of the doctors main
interests--"...how mold affects the indoor air and may make people
sick"--relates directly to my internship at Home Energy Magazine. Indoor air
quality, as this is known in building science, is an area I am learning and
writing about in my internship.

It seems ideal to have jobs that can be mutually beneficial, as these two
could, so I hate to completely pass-up this opportunity. Does anyone have
any ideas how I could contribute while maintaining my integrity as a writer
by not out stepping my current skill set?

Thanks,
Chris Morris
P.O. Box 1315
El Granada, CA 94018
650-726-7545
Fax: 650-726-7797
E-mail: cmorris -at- sfsu -dot- edu





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