Re: Your Opinion is Appreciated

Subject: Re: Your Opinion is Appreciated
From: Jean Weber <jean_weber -at- COMPUSERVE -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 01:10:00 -0400

Jon Leer asked,
>Would a newsletter covering such topics as tools,
business issues, marketing, continuing education,
and compensation be of interest use to you?<

I think a newsletter would just contribute to the volume
of stuff I don't have time to read. TECHWR-L and the
STC pubs between them cover most of the topics you
mentioned, and the tw link sites (such as Keith Soltys')
usually fill in the gaps.

Two things I need but have yet to find are:

(1) A better, more reliable way to make contact with
potential clients who don't immediately freak at the
idea of working with someone in another city or on
another continent, using phone, fax and email for
communication.

(2) A tech-writers' version of "Current Contents"
(the abstracting service forscientific disciplines),
but tailored to the topics I am interested in or want
to learn more about (which change fairly often).
This would need to be a personalised search service,
preferably covering both print and internet/web
materials. Actually, I suspect there *is*
such a thing -- but for current events, stock market
figures, sports, etc, rather than my work interests.

Either of those I would pay for, but another newsletter, no.

Regards, Jean Weber
Sydney, Australia
jean_weber -at- compuserve -dot- com

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