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I've been twrling for 15 years; contracting for the last five. Most of my
work has been new publications in print and online. Sometimes breaking
completely new ground.
As for the agency test, it's to determine if you're a yes-man. My advice is
to throw it back at them and tell them where to stick it. Your resume is all
they're interested in and tells the agency if you're a rough match. Your
portfolio and interview skills tells the client whether or not you're a good
If the agency insists that you complete the test, then treat it like a job
request and submit a bid. You should get paid for this.
From: Anthony Markatos [mailto:tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2000 3:11 PM
Subject: Contractors - Typ Job Duties?
Questions for all listserv contractors:
Do TW contractors do a lot reorganization and rewrite of existing (poor
IS THIS WHAT THE WORK IS LIKE?
An agency recently contacted me about a contract job. They said that all
applicants must complete a "writing" test. They faxed me a copy of the
test. The main part of the "writing" test was a representative sample
(about two pages) of the client's end-user manual. I was instructed to
edit/rewrite as necessary.