Re: Portfolio vs- writing samples

Subject: Re: Portfolio vs- writing samples
From: Marilynne Smith <marilyns -at- qualcomm -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 19:07:22 -0700

My portfolio also has a page, done by me that describes the task to be solved, my part in the solution, any unusual things about the sample. I do include letters and such.

I would recommend attending Lance Gelein's (I don't think I spelled that correctly) Portfolio talk if you have the chance. Lance does a great job of explaining the portfolio and how he it works for him.


At 08:27 AM 10/17/00 -0400, Michael Andrew Uhl wrote:


As an experienced technical writer, with more than 13 years in the
profession, I find a portfolio much more useful than "writing samples."
My portfolio contains writing samples; but unlike a simple collection of
samples, for which the actual authorship is difficult to verify, my
portfolio also contains letters of commendation and awards. Together,
these many documents provide a profile of my career, which I use as the
basis for selling my services during the interview.


Michael Andrew Uhl (mailto:uhl -dot- mike -at- epa -dot- gov)

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Marilynne Smith
Sr. Technical Writer
marilyns -at- qualcomm -dot- com
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