Re: Portfolio Questions (more)

Subject: Re: Portfolio Questions (more)
From: Jane Bergen <janeb -at- IADFW -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 1995 21:20:15 +0000

This is an interesting many of you tech writers
recommend leaving samples with potential employers to look over? I've
always heard this was not a good thing to do.

> Robert Plamondon <robert -at- PLAMONDON -dot- COM> wrote:

> >>>People rarely read writing samples, so make sure that any samples
> you hand out include the most attractive-looking stuff you've ever
> been involved with, regardless of what it says, or whether all you
> did was copy-edit the last two pages.<<<

> Uh, I gotta disagree with this. When I was interviewing candidates for
> tech writing positions, I insisted that they leave writing samples
> with me (which I would return, if they wanted) so that I could examine
> their writing closely. I've also had my work closely read by people
> who interviewed me.
> (stuff deleted)
> Emily Skarzenski
> ICS Deloitte - Chadds Ford, PA
> eskarzenski -at- dttus -dot- com

Jane Bergen
Technical Writer
janeb -at- iadfw -dot- net or janeb -at- answersoft -dot- com


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