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Beth Agnew wrote:
> In addition to finding volunteer projects as was suggested, you can grab
> yourself a bunch of unformatted text from Project Gutenberg's archive of
> public domain material. http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page
> You can then practice all your Frame skills while making a challenging
> portfolio piece out of it. You can do everything from choosing the
> template and style for the text to sourcing graphics for it.
> Most employers don't much care how you learned FrameMaker (techwriters
> are supposed to be able to learn software products quickly on their own
> anyway) but what you can do with it. Showing them a finished book would
> convince them of your skills, and you can take credit for every bit of
> it -- even rewriting the content if you choose to do so.
that's a very cool suggestion!
(now, I gotta get going on that myself...)
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