Re: AGENTS FOR FREELANCE TECHWHIRLERS?

Subject: Re: AGENTS FOR FREELANCE TECHWHIRLERS?
From: Margaret Packman <mpackman -at- CISCO -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 1996 17:04:37 -0700

At 12:02 AM 3/25/96, Bob Morse wrote:
>Actually, I'm surprised that I haven't seen any posts on this topic, and
>DejaNews
>wasn't able to find any either.

>Does anyone know of any agents who work, on a commission basis, to solicit work
>for freelance tech writers? I know that at least some other creatively
>inclined
>independents (commercial artists, for example) can hook up with agents who will
>beat the bushes for 'em while they remain focused on the substance of their
>specialties, but have never heard of any agents who work for tech-writers.
>Seems
>like a natural to me, since most of the independents I know hate the self-promo
>necessities of keeping a small business like this humming. Personally, I would
>gladly trade 15% of the take for the freedom to dump the self-promo stuff onto
>someone else, who would probably do a better job of it anyway.

>Anyone?

There are lots of agents in the Southern California area. Some work on
commission, some on flat fees, some as "job shoppers". Here's one:


>Technical Standards
>Administrative Office
>1720 Seely Court
>San Diego, CA 92069
>Tel: (619) 471-1819
>Fax: (619) 471-1879

>Los Angeles Office
>553 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste B-163
>Redondo Beach, CA 90277
>LA Area Tel: 800-889-7116
>LA Area Fax: 800-889-7254

>Email: tecstdjd -at- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com

I know there are several in Silicon Valley, too.


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