RE: Technical writing tests?

Subject: RE: Technical writing tests?
From: John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 10:43:55 -0500

Kelly...not that I'm aware of, at least never for me. The reason I injected
that was:

1) I'm a wiseass.
2) I've never created an actual deliverable for an interview. I've shown
existing ones, but never created one from scratch, even if it was only a
release note or readme.txt
3) I've never spent several hours doing that. I've created complete
deliverable (small ones) in that time and I've been paid before, so why not
under these circumstances?

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
jposada -at- book -dot- com
NY: 212-414-6656
Dayton: 732-438-3372

>and John Posada asked, "Really? And they do it? Without billing you for
>creating a deliverable?"
>I've never taken a test during an interview, but if I did, I can't imagine
>asking (or expecting) to be paid for it. Has anyone ever been paid for
>taking such a test? Is that a common thing?


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