From: Dianna Massey <dmassey -at- CELERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 10:34:17 -0500


Just one more thought I've not seen yet on this topic. This comes from the
once-burned school.

I interviewed a writer who answered questions well, interviewed well, and
passed the writing tests with flying colors. Our manager hired the writer
without asking for writing samples, and guess what? In 3 years, the writer
never produced anything, never completed a project. I know that this was
the writer's problem, because the writer had the same support and resources
as the rest of us who produced several manuals over a 3-year period.

If nothing else, writing samples illustrate an ability to produce.

Dianna Massey
Documentation Specialist
Celerity Systems, Inc.
1400 Centerpoint Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37932
Switchboard: (423) 539-5300
Fax: (423) 539-5390

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