Re: Dealing with samples...

Subject: Re: Dealing with samples...
From: "William Sherman" <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2012 15:24:31 -0500

If I can find something on the Internet, I point them to it, as it is
obviously public at that point. However, you'd be surprised at how much
changes or disappears on the Internet.

Other than that, I explain I don't keep samples because the work is owned by
the company, not me. Much of the work is confidential or classified and I'm
not authorized to release it. I hope they respect that I will treat their
material with the same respect. If that isn't good enough, I really don't
want to work someplace who wants you to compromise previous contracts and

----- Original Message ----- From: "wanda" <wetcoastwriter -at- me -dot- com>
To: "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 11:05 AM
Subject: Dealing with samples...

When you don't have any.

I have some samples, but the most recent one is approximately 15 years
old. Pretty much everywhere since then has had clauses preventing me from
showing my work. All the samples I do have are...print.

I am volunteering with OpenOffice, so I can point to that. I am working on
some essays and such, so I can point to that.

But over the past 15 years my writing has changed, for the better I hope.

I'm not looking right now. So, I have some time while I get my health back
on track (I hope I get my health back), and during that time I am walking
down the avenues mentioned.

Other than completely changing my attitude about my former employer...what
other actions can people suggest I take?

Thanks, in advance,

wetcoastwriter -at- me -dot- com

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