RE: creating a portfolio -- writing samples

Subject: RE: creating a portfolio -- writing samples
From: Ed <hamonwry12 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "'Dan Goldstein'" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 16:49:22 -0500

Dan-
My post wasn't intended to be an antagonistic question. As I mentioned in my
reply to the OP, I usually only bring samples of my current work on a USB
key. I left my last job over 4 years ago, and a lot of it just isn't
relevant anymore, and I've certainly come a long way with my career and
writing in the ensuing four years.

Generally, I'd be OK with the guy using my work, if he were passing it off
as examples of his editing. Of course, there's very little chance that a)
I'd write a tech writing book without seriously increasing my beer
consumption, and b) I'd ever find out if said editor was using my work.

-=Ed.

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> No, I suppose you can't. The question then becomes, what are you willing
> to do with someone else's documents without their permission?
>
> Now flip it around. Imagine that you wrote a how-to book about tech
> writing in your spare time, and submitted it to a publishing house. One
> of their editors worked on it, and that same editor is looking for a
> job. How do you feel about the editor using samples of your work without
> your permission?
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ed
> Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 4:15 PM
> To: Dan Goldstein; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: creating a portfolio -- writing samples
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> Dan, what do you do in cases where you already have a job, are looking
> for another, and want to use your current work as an example? Can't
> exactly ask the employer for permission then.
>
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Follow-Ups:

References:
creating a portfolio -- writing samples: From: Toni Williams
Re: creating a portfolio -- writing samples: From: Richard Mateosian
RE: creating a portfolio -- writing samples: From: Dan Goldstein
RE: creating a portfolio -- writing samples: From: Ed
RE: creating a portfolio -- writing samples: From: Dan Goldstein

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