From: "Erica Sullivan" <docudiva -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 18:49:57 +0000

I know, this isn't a complaint I'm supposed to have... But I'm bored out of my mind. As those of you who read my earlier "Missing You" message may know, I am not in the tech industry. I'm working full time and making a good living but not in my chosen field. I'm taking classes online and trying to stay up-to-date. But that still leaves me longing for technology and that whole dynamic. I just wanna keep my fingers (or would it be toes -- oh well, metaphor aside) in the tech writing world. I'm tied to my desk so I can't GO do volunteer work. Here's a thought, send me your projects! You don't have to pay me. I'll edit, review, write, design web pages.

No? Well, it was worth a shot. Any other suggestions? I can't get paid for it because that would be against company policy (using their machines for my own business). I'm losing my mind. I know I could write for the local newspaper or the ASPCA or whatever, but that's not technology. I never saw any kind of summary on how to break into the Open Source tech writing. I know there was a huge debate about the reasons why anyone would do Open Source at all. But as for the "how to break into" discussion, what became of that?

(Oh, there were a lot more As, Rs, Gs, and Hs in the Subject line but I didn't want to upset Eric. Hope these are sufficient to express my frustration level.)

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