Re: Portfolio

Subject: Re: Portfolio
From: Kat Nagel/MasterWork <katnagel -at- EZNET -dot- NET>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 18:00:02 -0500

>Hi everyone.
>I am beginning to put my first professional portfolio together. Any
>suggestions on content and format? What is good and what is bad?

Depends on what specific skills you are trying to emphasize. I'm betting
you'll get lots of advice on this, but take it all with a grain of salt or
two. If you can, talk to the person who will be reviewing the portfolio
and ask what he/she/it will be looking for.

I use a 10" x 13" loose-leaf binder. There are several styles on the
market. Check out both office supply stores and art shops.

For some good ideas on portfolio development, check out these two books:

The Perfect Portfolio for Artists and Writers
Marilyn Seguin
Career Press, 1991

How to Prepare Your Portfolio: A Guide for Students and Professionals
(aimed mostly at art/design, but has some useful ideas)
Ed Marquand
Art Direction Book Company, 1981, 1985
(there may be a new edition out by now)

@Kat _______________________________ katnagel -at- eznet -dot- net
Kat Nagel MasterWork Consulting Services, Rochester, NY
Technical writing / Document design / Publications planning

"The transformation of calories into words, of words into money, and of
money into calories again are the three basic cycles in a freelance
writer's metabolism."
/Mary Kittredge, _Poison Pen_

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