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Mini-Quiz: Marketing Yourself as an Independent Technical Writer

by Ron Kurtus (revised 3 May 2003)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. What is wrong with calling yourself a freelancer?

There is nothing wrong with it

It means you work for free

It implies writing is a hobby

2. Should you continue marketing to former clients?

No. You shouldn't bother them

Yes. To remind them to use your services again

Not unless you are desperate

3. What good is a portfolio of your work?

It makes you look important

It shows the quality of your work

It is not advisable for writers

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Technical Writing. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


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Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials

Websites

"Ten Reasons Why Designers are Better at Marketing Themselves than Writers" by Carollyne Hutter - Washington Independent Writers

Society for Technical Communication

Technical Writing Resources

Books

Top-rated books on Technical Writing


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