RE: Elance, anyone?

Subject: RE: Elance, anyone?
From: "MMdeaton" <mmdeaton -at- mmdeaton -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 14:16:20 -0700

I have seen as many as 100 bids on some projects, usually Web stuff. There
are companies that must have someone whose job it is to post a bid for every
project on Elance, I swear. When you look at people's resumes, you wonder
exactly how they learned to write. I am not saying this is true of everyone,
mind you. The caliber of people on FreeAgent is much higher. eWork does not
really let you browse the projects or the providers, so it is hard to tell.

Mary Deaton
Deaton Information Design
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[mailto:bounce-techwr-l-67915 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com]On Behalf Of Steve
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2001 11:54 AM
Subject: RE: Elance, anyone?

> How many contract tech writers actually submit bids for a
> project? The mere
> thought gives me the heeby-geebies. I charge by the hour, and it takes as
> long as it takes.
> Tony

Well, depends on what you call a tech writer. I suspect that some bidders
are technical writers, either contracting or looking for small, side
projects to earn a little extra money. A few, I would guess, are folks
armed with an Internet connection, a copy of WORD, and the belief that's all
it takes to be a technical writer...

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