RE: Sample Writing Tests Needed

Subject: RE: Sample Writing Tests Needed
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 07:42:38 -0700 (PDT)

--- Sherri Seigler <sseigler -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:
> John, you are just so much better than the rest of us, I guess.

I doubt that. Better has nothing to do with it. There are a large
number of writers with much more skill than me. I'd guess that there
are hundreds of them just on this list. I think approach is more the

I walk into an appointment, there is absolutely no question in my
mind that I can do what they want...and I may not even know what it
is they want yet. OTOH, I have done some prequalification on what
they are looking for, in general...I wouldn't walk in to a position
that required writing documentation from C++ code.

How do I know this? Because I believe that I can do anything in tech
writing that anyone else can do...if I can't when I walk in, I will
learn enough about it to start being productive in a short period of
time, then will improve as I go along. (I got my first job in sales
by, when asked if I knew anything about microfilm, I said "No, but in
six months I'll know more than you do." I was hired on the spot and
six months later, he told me I did.)

Maybe this self assurance rubs off and maybe having had 15 years of
sales where you are selling yourself three times every day didn't

Oh, BYW...I haven't been wrong "yet"

> >I don't understand...I'm a contractor on my 7th or so contract.
> The
> >subject of taking a writing test has never even come up. I go in,

John Posada
Technical Writer
mailto:john -at- tdandw -dot- com


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