RE: Freelancing Technical Writing

Subject: RE: Freelancing Technical Writing
From: Beth Agnew <Beth -dot- Agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 10:36:34 -0700

I don't think it is a question of source but of experience. Those of us who
freelance have had varying experiences with it, and in a competitive market
are perhaps more protective than we might be during more generous times.

The original poster is not one of the people who post frequently to the
list, so some reticence on our part may be due to the xenophobe factor. We
have a history of being less than kind at times to people who seem to drop
in just to ask for help -- thus the admonition to always "check the

No one is intent on withholding help; we just need a more sure foundation
upon which to base it, and that was not evident enough in the original

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From: techwr-l-bounces+beth -dot- agnew=senecac -dot- on -dot- ca -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+beth -dot- agnew=senecac -dot- on -dot- ca -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com]On
Behalf Of al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2006 6:02 AM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Freelancing Technical Writing

> On Friday 21 July 2006 14:05, Al Geist wrote:
>> This just may be another case of someone using English as their second
>> language and writing to people who use English as their first language
>> and the problems that can arise in interpretation.
> At risk of starting a flame war. I would just like to say that the
message sent by Anuj was perfectly clear. I just think this is case of
reading a bit more than was intended into the message.

Back when I was freelancing full-time, I would never give a competitor,
regardless of where they
lived, critical information about my clients.


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