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Subject:Breaking In From:Robert Maxey <Bob_Maxey -at- MTN -dot- 3COM -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 8 Dec 1998 18:56:11 -0700
>> I tried for over a year to break in to the tech writing field with
>>success. Having a degree listed on my CV did not impress anyone enough
>>call me in for an interview. I had done book reviews, editing for a
>>literary journal, and had a very long list of computer skills.
I suggest freelance writing. It will give you a great deal of experience
and you do not have to worry about degrees. I decided to freelance and
forget trying to land a contract position or a staff position.