Re: University degree

Subject: Re: University degree
From: "Greg Thompson" <gthompson -at- movaris -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 13:22:17 -0700

> Beena asks:
> >if a Technical writer with 3 + years of experience wants a break=20
> >thorugh in US technical writing field. is it essential to have a=20
> >MAsters degree(any degree) in Technical writing?
> No.
> One of the advantages of this field is that there is NOT an ironclad
> 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
> have to die or retire. <g>
> The degree won't hurt, but the thing _I_ would look at when
> whether to hire you is the 3+ years of experience you mentioned. I
> somebody that knows how to DO this stuff, not just somebody who's
> a
> lot of classes about it.
> Keith Cronin
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