RE: Out of Work Tech Writers

Subject: RE: Out of Work Tech Writers
From: "Dick Schellens" <dick_schellens -at- gdt1 -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 10:48:58 -0400

Hi Suzanne,

Here's an idea. When I was between regular tech writing positions quite a few years ago, I created a little brochure using a PaperDirect blank and sent out about 700 of them. I got about a 5% response rate (pretty good for direct mail) and landed a couple of projects. At the time, I didn't think of myself as "between regular jobs".... I considered it the beginning of my new tech writing company/service. (then a regular job came along and I grabbed it). The point is that advertising works and companies NEVER see an ad for an independent tech writer, because (almost) no one advertises.

Just mho.

Dick Schellens
Lyme, NH

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and
intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they
are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify
the system manager.

This message has been scanned for viruses.

Your monthly sponsorship message here reaches more than
5000 technical writers, providing 2,500,000+ monthly impressions.
Contact Eric (ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com) for details and availability.

Check out RoboDemo for tutorials! It makes creating full-motion software
demonstrations and other onscreen support materials easy and intuitive.
Need RoboHelp? Save $100 on RoboHelp Office in May with our mail-in rebate.
Go to
You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Previous by Author: RE: THANKS!! Help! Suddenly I'm a new RPF/proposal writer
Next by Author: Ink-link
Previous by Thread: RE: Out of Work Tech Writers
Next by Thread: Re: Out of Work Tech Writers

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads