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Tuesday, April 3 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Document Yourself: Practical Tips for a Low(er)-Stress Portfolio

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If you need help setting up a writing portfolio, this Meetup is for you!

Erin Grace has agreed to preview her talk for the Write the Docs Conference in May. Here's her abstract:

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In a tech writer’s career, creating and maintaining a great portfolio is as important as it is stressful. What belongs in there? What constitutes your "best work"? What if all your work is proprietary? Do you really need a portfolio if you have a great job?

Building a portfolio is an exercise in documenting yourself: your writing, your skill, your journey as a professional. Like any other kind of documentation, it isn't easy or intuitive to create something great. And like any other kind of documentation, it's worth doing the hard work to get it right.

In this talk, I cover:

* Why you need a portfolio even if you have a stable job
* How to create a well-rounded portfolio and decide what's your best work
* Strategies for adding proprietary work (legally!)
* Options to present it that aren't just a series of email attachments

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Important to know:
Please familiarize yourself with Write The Docs' Code of Conduct, as it applies to this Write The Docs PDX.

http://www.writethedocs.org/code-of-conduct/

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We need additional sponsors. Without them, food and beverages will be limited at this and future meetups. Please contact Mo Nishiyama if your company is interested in sponsoring our meetup.

If you are interested in co-organizing future Write The Docs PDX meetups, please email Mo--the more organizers, the better!

Thanks to Jama Software and Kristen McKee for hosting our next meetup! They have a wonderful facility downtown.

Tuesday April 3, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Jama Software 135 SW Taylor, Suite 200, Portland, OR

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