RE: RE: Not again: certification

Subject: RE: RE: Not again: certification
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 10:45:09 -0400


At the local level, anyway, I get the feeling that the STC is as much a
social organization as it is a professional one . . .. Someone posted that
it is dominated more by the ebb and flow of cliques than by anything else.
I'm not sure how the national organization differs. However, I am not
comfortable with any professional certification administered by the local
chapters and, by extension, am not comfortable with any administered by the
national organization. (That being said, I am not active. So, I don't *know*
for certain.)

This does not mean I think the STC bad, or wrong, or evil. Far from it. Even
as a social organization, the STC has some valuable contributions to make to
many technical writers. I just am uncomfortable with the arbitrary addition
of some certification process by the STC and the resulting discrimination
that such a thing could cause.


sean -at- quodata -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lurker writer [SMTP:lurker_writer -at- hotmail -dot- com]
> I think that drawing the correlation between the STC being the largest
> tech
> comm organization in the field with its capability to run a bona fide
> certification process is a stretch. One reason they haven't bothered with
> the idea is because everytime the topic comes up, the membership feedback
> is
> overwhelmingly in favor of NOT pursuing the issue.
> Regards,
> Lurker_Writer


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