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Subject:Outlook for writers good... From:Nancy Hoft <itech -at- MV -dot- MV -dot- COM> Date:Sun, 6 Feb 1994 16:55:50 -0500
Of interest to writers...
This little tidbit was printed in the Wall Street Journal, page A1, on
February 2, 1994.
'Beholden to none, free-lance "communicators" proliferate.
'Gerald Bastarache, whose public relations job was cut at a trade group,
is a short-term writing consultant to the Intelligent Vehicle Highway
Society, while he seeks permanent work. "When you downsize your staff,
the work still has to be done," he says. Gardner Bates left a tire
company two years ago; he has written some newsletters, speeches and news
'Like their forebears - lance-bearing knights who fought for any king
they wished - modern free-lancers are more objective and creative than
staff writers, says Fluke Corp., which rehired some fired writers as
contractors. Many writers enjoy the independence. "The more I
free-lance, the more I'm happy," says Charles Snyder, a former Kiplinger
editor who writes business publications.
'Citing surging demand for writers from payroll-slashing
employers, Michael Ban's Chicago-based Paladin Cos. opened a second temps
office in San Francisco in November.'