Re: Test assignment for a tech.writer candidate?

Subject: Re: Test assignment for a tech.writer candidate?
From: Suzette Leeming <suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 14:42:16 -0500

I once interviewed someone who had provided samples of work he claimed to
have created. Knowing a bit about the previous company, I was aware that
they often hired writers on a temporary basis to update their user manuals,
and a quick look through the samples showed at least three different styles
of writing. I suspected that the candidate had merely updated current
documentation, as opposed to being the initial creator, and that raised
another concern as to whether or not he would be able to follow a
document's style when updating existing material.

Suzette Leeming

On Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 2:02 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> I once interviewed a candidate who had worked for one of my former
> employers. Guess who had actually written the document he presented to me
> as an example of his work...
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
> On 12/8/2014 10:30 AM, Connie Giordano wrote:
>
>> These
>> days it's just as likely to have someone fake their portfolio items or
>> blatantly steal them from a website somewhere as to show you original work
>> they were responsible for.
>>
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References:
Test assignment for a tech.writer candidate?: From: Alec Chakenov
Re: Test assignment for a tech.writer candidate?: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: Test assignment for a tech.writer candidate?: From: Connie Giordano
Re: Test assignment for a tech.writer candidate?: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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