Re: Education for tech writers

Subject: Re: Education for tech writers
From: "Marc A. Santacroce" <epubs -at- ricochet -dot- net>
To: Mike Stockman <stockman -at- jagunet -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 06:35:48 -0800

Karen, Mike,

Although my experience is the same as Mike's I think 'the times, they are a-changing'. When I started there were no TW degree programs or certificates. At some point, I think the certificate/degree will become a discriminator between starting TWs. This is one of those issues where the answer depends on geography. I don't see much demand for the certificate/degree in the SF Bay area, but I'm not sure that's the case elsewhere. we've had the certification discussion before, with (if memory serves me) certification considered more important 'back east' than 'out west' Me thinks the same might apply to certificate and degrees.


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,
ePubs, Inc.

I love it here;
..there's no where I'd rather be,
.....there's nothing I'd rather be doing,
........and no one I'd rather be doing it with.

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