Thoughts on an Editing Portfolio

Subject: Thoughts on an Editing Portfolio
From: schu1663 <schu1663 -at- umn -dot- edu>
To: Techwr-l Mailing List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2007 16:35:12 CST

I'm currently a student in a technical communication program and was
recently thinking about portfolios. Specifically, I was wondering what kind
of things one might include when trying to create a portfolio to show off
editing skills. At first, I was thinking that I would need to include some
"before-and-after" documents, but then I came to the conclusion that
anything I have in the portfolio will show off editing skills. I'm just
curious if anyone who works in the field agrees with this or not. If
applying for a technical editing job, would I need "before-and-after" type
documents, or would I simply be able to include documents that I have
designed and edited?


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