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Subject:Re: Request for Submissions From:Vester Scott <Vester_Scott -at- MSN -dot- COM> Date:Sun, 25 Feb 1996 08:25:12 UT
No payment? Hmmm.
Who DOES get paid if you publish someone's work?
And how much?
Like everybody else should be.
From: Technical Writers List; for all Technical Communication issues on
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Sent: Monday, February 12, 1996 5:24 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list TECHWR-L
Subject: Request for Submissions
Submissions are invited for Writer's Block. Writer's Block is an expanding
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Summer 1996 (Deadline: April 15, 1996)
Leaving a positive impression.
Impressions are everything, or are they? No matter how good your portfolio
is, prospective clients and employers won't even consider it if you haven't
made a positive impression. This theme may encompass topics such as selling
yourself effectively, using the best marketing tools and techniques,
building a strong portfolio, and creating a suitable image.
Fall 1996 (Deadline: July 15, 1996)
Growth: it doesn't end on graduation day.
Whether you are just starting out or have been in the business for years,
writers and communications professionals must continue to grow. Topics may
include how to upgrade your qualifications through formal instruction, how a
particular writing assignment changed your life (or at least your outlook),
how your work habits have changed in response to new technologies, and how
to balance personal and professional goals.
Winter 1996 (Deadline: October 15, 1996)
Technology: a boon or bust for writers?
Technological change is felt by virtually everyone. For some, such change
means hardship; for others it means new-found prosperity. How have writers
fared in this time of unprecedented change? This theme may encompass the use
of technology to streamline work or to market services, challenges unique to
technical writing, reactions to your first technical writing assignment
(humbling, exciting, scary?), changes in writing style and document
organization owing to on-line
documentation, and the pros and cons of E-zines.
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