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Subject:Re: Breaking In From:Kathleen Kuvinka <kkuvinka -at- CLIENTELE -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 9 Dec 1998 09:58:36 -0800
I think this is a little brutal. I disagree that this is a "very hard" field
to get into. Check the archives for threads about how people got into tech
writing. See how often it just "happens."
As far as writing samples, I have often been asked to produce them but most
folks seem to just give them a glance and move on.
> -----Original Message-----
> I know it is very hard to get into the field, but it is also
> hard to stay
> in the field. Employers want to see proof that you have
> experience as a
> technical writer. You have to show them hard copies and soft
> copies of
> your work. If you don't have anything to show, then the likelyhood of
> getting the job is slim.