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Subject:Philadelphia area, more information From:Robert W Jones <JonesR -at- ACT-EASTERN-PO -dot- ACT -dot- ORG> Date:Mon, 10 Jul 1995 14:34:00 CST
I am planning to relocate to the Philadelphia area early next year, and to
complicate matters, I am going to make a career change (actually I am
really complicating things by getting married at the same time!). I share
the same type of background as many of you, BSE and MA in English with
journalism and DTP experience, but I haven't had the opportunity to get a
good feel for the working conditions and nuances of technical writing.
I would like to contact an employed technical writer in the Philadelphia
area, preferably in the Main Line/King of Prussia area, to learn more about
the field. My goal is to meet with someone for about an hour to discuss
technical writing so I can determine if this will be a good career change
for me. If it helps to fit into your schedule, we can meet for lunch --
I'll buy. If possible, I would like to arrange this meeting during late
July or early August.
If you would like to share your wisdom, please contact me directly at the
jonesr -at- act-act4-po -dot- act -dot- org
Thanks in advance for your responses.
75 Willett St., Apt. 2A
Albany, NY 12210