RE: How are technical writers perceived?

Subject: RE: How are technical writers perceived?
From: "Maggie Secara" <maggiros -at- adelphia -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2002 16:19:29 -0800

My minor was history. I don't recall ever mentioning my minor in an job
interview though, and it's not on my resume, because it isn't relevant. I
didn't need to complete the requirements of a minor in order to graduate, and
since I decided not to get that teaching credential, I don't believe I did.
That was a long time ago, of course :)

Maggie Secara

> -----Original Message-----
> From: bounce-techwr-l-84814 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
> [mailto:bounce-techwr-l-84814 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com]On Behalf Of
> edahlquist -at- gmx -dot- co -dot- uk
> Sent: Saturday, March 16, 2002 11:28 AM
> Subject: How are technical writers perceived?
> Specifically, I come from a relatively technical background, and recently
> changed my program minor to English (rhetoric and linguistics, not
> literature).
> In the past several days I have gotten extremely negative responses to
> information requests, and judicious backtracking indicates the change
> in attitude
> was coincident with mentioning my change of minor. In your experience, is
> English (or journalism) perceived negatively by hiring managers, as opposed a
> more technical area of study?

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