Re: assessing a lone-writer gig

Subject: Re: assessing a lone-writer gig
From: "Pro TechWriter" <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Fiona Krycek" <fiona -dot- krycek -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 14:08:07 -0400

Fiona, I agree completely. Well said!

Not only that, but I have asked the question on numerous interviews and
gotten the job over other very well-qualified candidates.

Maybe it is all in how you ask? If there is a formal "project," it is not
out of line to the project managers what their estimating base and schedule
is for coding, testing, and documenting the project. I am trained as a
project manager, and most companies understand that is a logical question to


On 6/28/07, Fiona Krycek <fiona -dot- krycek -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> On 6/22/07, Combs, Richard <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com> wrote:
> Hmm... I'm not sure why you see it as problematic for a job candidate to
> ask whether the company has preconceived ideas about when their new lone
> writer will begin producing deliverables, and whether or not the candidate
> (ie., the writer) would be calling the shots
> for scheduling deliverables. Doesn't that go to the heart of making sure
> you
> have support from management?
> So I say ask the question. It's completely legitimate, it does not make
> you
> look as if you lack confidence or experience. How else are you going to
> find
> out what you're getting into?
> Fiona
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Re: assessing a lone-writer gig: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: assessing a lone-writer gig: From: Combs, Richard
Re: assessing a lone-writer gig: From: Fiona Krycek

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