Re: Education for tech writers
On 3/16/00 5:07 PM, Karen Field (kfield -at- STELLCOM -dot- com) wrote:
>Keep in mind that my LT goals involve self-employment.
So you've answered your own question, then. If your long-term goals
involve self-employment, then the only thing that will serve your goals
are learning your field thoroughly and developing a reputation with peers
(and, more importantly, product developers). Formal training, whether
online or brick-and-mortar, never came up during my 10 years of
contracting. Clients cared about the quality of the work I'd done before,
and that was demonstrated by samples and references, plus reputation.
Hope this helps,
Marc A. Santacroce
Senior Technical Writer,
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