RE: Silently screaming

Subject: RE: Silently screaming
From: "Scudder, Beth" <beth_scudder -at- retek -dot- com>
To: "'Robert Heath'" <rheath -at- eGain -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 15:09:12 -0600

One wonders if the friend has *any* experience with technical writing at
all...

Sure, you've got to start somewhere, but that does sound kind of ridiculous.

After all of our discussion of resumes and samples, did the coordinator also
send the friend's resume?

Beth Scudder
Technical Editor/Writer
Retek Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Heath [SMTP:rheath -at- eGain -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2000 3:04 PM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: Silently screaming

The coordinator for our tech pubs team is considering hiring a
friend of a
friend. She asked her friend to send a couple of writing samples,
which she
then forwarded to the rest of us for review. The first sample is a
college
essay discussing lesbianism in China; the second, an apologia for
the Nation
of Islam. My problem with these samples is not their political
content, but
their complete irrelevance to tech writing. However, our coordinator
is
seriously considering hiring the writer, who would have to relocate
from NY
to Sunnyvale, CA.

I have no question for all of you, just a silent scream. Well,
perhaps one
question: have any of you faced something similar?

--Robert

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