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The Portfolio - Putting Your Best Foot Forward
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If you have a large portfolio and
the site allows you to organize your portfolio into sections or folders,
be sure to take advantage of this. Use simple, descriptive labels to
segment your work into different areas. The easier it is for clients
to find what they are looking for, the better your chances of getting
Privacy and Copyright Issues
There are two separate privacy and
copyright issues related to profile portfolios: your rights and those
of your clients.
First, remember that you can only
legally (and ethically) put materials in your portfolio if you own the
rights to them. If you are doing work for a client—a so-called
“work for hire”—then the rights usually belong to the
client once you are paid. Many clients are happy to allow you
to use work you’ve done for them in your portfolio, but you need
to ask permission.
Second, watch out for those who will
readily steal material from your portfolio. Unscrupulous crooks
will shamelessly copy items from the portfolios of quality freelancers
to pass off as their own. Even worse, I’ve heard of cases of work
being lifted and then used in a commercial setting without compensation.
There are a few ways to protect yourself
- Limit the portfolio to samples of your
work: a few pages of that wonderful short story, not the whole
story; a low-resolution copy of your award-winning photograph, not a
- Never put original material in your portfolio
when this would be required to prove authorship of the item: no source
code for programmers, layered Photoshop files for designers, etc.
- Consider using screenshots of your work instead
of uploading the work itself. It’s much more work to steal writing
when it is in the portfolio as an image than in text form, for example.
Another place where this makes sense is for web design and programming:
show pictures of your completed sites, not the HTML or other code that
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