Re: Tech editing in the hobby domain?

Subject: Re: Tech editing in the hobby domain?
From: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
To: "Cheryl Wallace" <cwallace -at- costlink -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 12:32:08 -0500


Basically the same comments as most receive. Hobby products have a
much lower volume and the manufacturers are more likely to use
contractors. They usually don't spend a lot of time or effort finding
the writers, and take the first available. If you locate the
manufacturers then you can lobby them with your skills and


At 12:11 PM -0400 9/23/08, Cheryl Wallace wrote:
><lurk mode off>
>Hi everyone.
>I work in software doing technical writing and support. I crochet
>as a hobby. I would like to explore extending my techcomm skills
>to tech editing in the crochet world for publishers, manufacturers
>and designers. Ideally it would make possible a dream job that
>would keep me working and loving it (more than I do now) way past
>retirement age.
>Has anyone on the list flirted with combining a hobby with their
>career? Any pointers?

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