RE: Good tech writing schools?

Subject: RE: Good tech writing schools?
From: William Swallow <william -dot- swallow -at- aptissoftware -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2000 09:04:19 -0500

I suggest you go to school if you have the time and the money. I highly
recommend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (, as that is where I

Sure, a science and engineering school might be the last place a writer
wants to spend four years, but the tech comm courses there are top notch.
RPI focuses on the techie side of writing - documentation of processes,
specifications and yes, end-user docs too. The school is also heavy into
computers (duh). You'll learn a lot about Web authoring, document design and
delivery, technology trends and perhaps a little Help authoring.

If anyone has any questions about the school, please drop me a line. I'm not
affiliated with them in any way other than having the school's name on my
diploma (you graduate with a BS in communication).

Bill Swallow
Technical Writer
Aptis Inc.
a subsidiary of Billing Concepts
phone: 518.433.7698
fax: 518.433.7680
<mailto:william -dot- swallow -at- aptissoftware -dot- com>

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