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>if a Technical writer with 3 + years of experience wants a break
>thorugh in US technical writing field. is it essential to have a
>MAsters degree(any degree) in Technical writing?
One of the advantages of this field is that there is NOT an ironclad set
of criteria that make you "officially qualified" to be a tech writer.
That may change, but first a lot of us mutts from all walks of life will
have to die or retire. <g>
The degree won't hurt, but the thing _I_ would look at when considering
whether to hire you is the 3+ years of experience you mentioned. I want
somebody that knows how to DO this stuff, not just somebody who's taken a
lot of classes about it.
who got into tech writing armed with a music degree, some truck driving
experience, and a couple semesters of computer-oriented community college
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