Re: Financial Technical Writing

Subject: Re: Financial Technical Writing
From: JIMCHEVAL -at- AOL -dot- COM
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 1997 17:30:49 -0400

In a message dated 97-10-19 17:06:09 EDT, sea -at- netcom -dot- com writes:

<< It also pays beautifully, for those with the
>right qualifications. A friend of mine with a Harvard MBA claimed she
>charged less than $100 an hour.>

Do you know what the "right" qualifications are? Or where someone could
find them? >>
Well, in-depth financial knowledge would be a given. For most people, this
means an MBA. But I'm sure there are some amateur investors out there who are
pretty knowledgeable too.

The paradox is that most people who have this kind of knowledge can make
better money elsewhere (I'd imagine). My friend was also a fiction writer
and an actress, so she had her own reasons for not going the standard route

It's also a question of market. If you're far from one of the big financial
centers, I'd guess this is hard work to come by.

Financial newsletters and investment brochures are two of the more likely
types of work in this specialty. Strangely enough, I've done a lot of bank
procedures (despite having a computer-oriented, non-financial background).
But "Place the pink copy of form 33-EEE2 in the grey envelope" is still a
long way from describing the intricacies of a new investment instrument.

Jim Chevallier
Los Angeles
currently available for freelancing/consulting work
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