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Good luck. You'll probably find the actual working part of the work is
about the same, but the overhead in the form of having to sell yourself is
many times worse. But I hope you can make it.
On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 4:36 PM, Shari Punyon <sharipunyon -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> I just wanted to thank everyone for the great information on becoming a
> "project-based consultant" technical writer.
> Some response were encouraging, some realistically discouraging, but all
> were meaningful and detailed. Although I had high hopes for good
> information when I posted to this list, I got much more than I expected.
> I've always been leery of striking out on my own, because of the need to
> constantly network, and market yourself, at least in the early days. I also
> am aware that changes to corporate policy, and competition from low-priced
> "alternatives" are making it harder to get good employment. So I hope I
> know what I'm getting into.
> But I'm fortunate that I have health insurance through my spouse, and I am
> hoping to make a go of it, for at least the next few years. The information
> I got from all of you should help me succeed!
> Thank you all again,
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