Re: Writing samples

Subject: Re: Writing samples
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Susan Hogarth <hogarth -at- gmail -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 08:45:27 -0800 (PST)

> But. Naturally I have to think ahead. Naturally I want writing
> samples. Natrually proposals are extremely proprietary, and
> naturally I don't want to even begin to broach the subject of
> setting aside bits for a 'portfolio' when I have no itention/
> desire to look for work at present.
> So... what's a good plan? Some proposal bits are pretty genereric

I did proposals for 18 months for a big telecom. We didn't touch a
proposals unless it was 5 mil or more.

I kept a complete hardcopy of every proposals I ever did. I had a
bookshelf in my home office filed with the binders.

Did I ever show them in interviews? Yes, (and only show, never copy
or leave) but only after they were awarded (or not), and never to a
company who was a direct or indirect competitor.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

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