I work for a private firm and recently started the search for a new position. I took my current position straight out of grad school. In setting up an interview, I was asked to bring a writing sample. I had been asked to do this before, but I generally had school work that I could use for submittal. Now, all of my writing is “owned” by someone else; generally a municipal client. What is acceptable for a writing sample? Is it right for someone to submit a document as a sample that is “owned” by someone else? Also, nothing that anybody in our office writes goes out the door without someone else reading and editing the document. This means that while I may have provided the framework, the document has changed from my original work. What is acceptable for this?