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>Is anyone like me: A tech writer with a love for layout and some
>journalism experience to boot? One who really likes publishing *news*,
>not just the facts on some new software revision?
>I've published some newsletters, and with the possibility of losing my
>full-time job looming on the horizon, I'm wondering how hard it would
>be to start a sideline publishing newsletters for stores and other
>Any ideas? I'd even be interested in pointers to books or a newsletter
>publishers' list, but I wanted to check with my tech writing cronies
Try looking through some back issues of Home Office Computing for
articles about newsletter publishing. Also check the ads in those issues
for companies who will help you start a newsletter or home business. As
a former journalist (10 years) I too miss the layout and design end of
things when working in tech pubs. There are some newsletter
organizations, I think, which will be listed in the articles.
Mike Hiatt, Senior Technical Writer
mhiatt -at- intecom -dot- com
"All opinions are those of the writer
and are not those of the management."