Parag Shah
1 min readJun 8, 2018


Hi Jyssica Schwartz, thanks for sharing your personal experience — lots of useful nuggets in there.

I used to be a software developer and got out of the field because I wanted to move away from incessant deadlines and work pressure.

Something I’ve wanted to do from a long time was to write, so I started as a freelance technical writer.

Your suggestion of contract blogging is very interesting. I am thinking of approaching a few tech companies to find out if they would be interested in a blogging contract.

If you don’t mind, I’d like to request you for some advice. I can write technical articles, tutorials, research content, etc, but I’m sot sure if I can write good ad copy. Do you think that might be an issue? Also, how many blog posts should I offer for $1000?

PS: Tim Rettig, have you thought about technical writing? If it’s something you find interesting, then you could try finding small/mid-sized companies that are looking for part-time tech writers. These companies are usually great to work with and the work is freelance so you need not worry about getting into an employment situation if you don’t want to. Good luck for your writing journey…