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When I started my technical writing business 3 years ago, I prepared a
marketing pamphlet. It has proven to be wasted effort. I have yet to send it
to anyone. For the entire 3 years, I have had about as much work as I can
handle and have gotten it all by networking with fellow writers, word of
mouth, and being in the right place at the right time.
Jeff Jansen | Modest Systems / Portland, Oregon, USA
| Superior Technical Communication in Ink and Pixels
| "We're pretty darn good, but we don't mention it."
| (503) 239-7520 www.teleport.com/~jsjansen
> -----Original Message-----
> From: J. David Hickey [mailto:jdhickey -at- SYMPATICO -dot- CA]
> Sent: Friday, February 05, 1999 9:47 AM
> Subject: Pamphets amd contracts
> This is a spin-off of another message I just posted (Heavy paper and
> bleed-through), but to summarize: I've decided to troll for some
> contracts using a pamphlet that sings the praise of my technical writing
> service instead of using a traditional CV.
> I was wondering who else has done this, how you distributed your
> pamphlets, and how much success did you have?
> Be seeing you,
> John David Hickey
> jdhickey -at- sympatico -dot- ca
> Montréal, Québec
> They say the pen is mightier than the sword.
> But if you miss a deadline, you'd better bring the sword.