Re: Tech writer wannabe (Cincinnati -> Twin Cities)

Subject: Re: Tech writer wannabe (Cincinnati -> Twin Cities)
From: DURL <durl -at- BUFFNET -dot- NET>
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 1997 15:09:09 -0400

If he has a PhD, he's presumably taught some comp courses.
Emphasizing that
could help. Discourage him from using his dissertation as a writing
sample & from going into a lot of detail about academic
publications. IMHO, it emphasizes a lack of relevant experience.
I've interviewed two Eng PhD's--neither could tell me what active
voice was, or the dif between active & passive. And they'd both taught
composition! (Granted, it was a pop quiz ;> )
Also, how's his computer exp?

Mary Durlak
East Aurora, New York (near Buffalo)
durl -at- buffnet -dot- net

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