Re: Survey:Initial Contac

Subject: Re: Survey:Initial Contac
From: Richard Sobocinski <"Richard_G_Sobocinski%~WHC207"@CCMAIL.PNL.GOV>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 1994 06:53:00 -0700

I will second @kat on this. How other freelancers obtain
new business is of interest to me.


m -dot- smith182 -at- genie -dot- geis -dot- com flames:

"You sent this to a listserv for Technical Writers. We don't make cold
calls. Please keep your postings relevant or try being a Lurker only."

Who doesn't make cold calls? You mean you never sent a resume to company you
_really_ wanted to work for even if they hadn't posted a job opening? Or
approached a contract broker who wasn't actively recruiting?

And, since there have been threads discussing other aspects of the technical
writing business, it seems unfair to flame someone for starting a similar

Personally, I find the subject of the survey fascinating. I think other
freelance technical writers would also like to see a summary of the results.

katnagel -at- aol -dot- com

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