RE: Letter of Recommendation

Subject: RE: Letter of Recommendation
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 13:57:14 -0800 (PST)

And what never occured to me is that a manager would submit a letter
of reference that they didn't write. Writing is different than
embellishing or editing.

> Actually John, what I wrote was:
> "All of my letters of recommendation include contact information
> and a
> statement that the hiring authority can (contact) them for a
> personal
> discussion of my abilities, etc. ...and yes, most of them I wrote
> myself,
> but with the idea that the person signing it could edit it as they
> please.
> I wrote them because, for the most part, the person signing the
> letter
> didn't have time to do it themselves."
> In virtually every case, my text was edited to include additional
> accomplishments I had not thought about when I wrote the original
> draft.
> So, while I wrote the draft letter, the final product was the
> result of the
> signer's editing. I have to tell you though, creating a couple
> hundred
> pages of finished technical copy is far easier than writing a
> letter of
> recommendation for yourself for someone else to sign.
> Al Geist
> Technical Writing, Help, Marketing Collateral, Web Design and Award
> Winning
> Videos
> Voice/Msg: 802-658-3140
> Cell: 802-578-3964
> E-mail: mailto:al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com
> URL: (Online portfolio and resume)
> See also:
> URL: (Fine art photographic prints for
> home or
> office and beautiful note cards for all occasions.)

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

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