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Have you explicitly asked your former employer if you can use a brief
excerpt as a writing sample? The worst that could happen is they say "no"
and you are right where you started.
(I was also in the same boat with NDAs that contained my best work at the
time. I managed to talk my way around it in interviews, somehow).
On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 11:48 AM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> That's an editing/rewriting sample. It doesn't tell me anything about how
> the writer researched the content, interacted with the sources, got work
> reviewed or verified accuracy against the finished product.
> As long as the writer is prepared to discuss these aspects of the samples
> and provide context for their age, I'd rather talk about the 15-year-old
> Gene Kim-Eng
> On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 8:17 AM, Mitchell Maltenfort <mmalten -at- gmail -dot- com
> > Clip examples of bad writing and how you'd redo them.
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