RE: Educational areas to pursue

Subject: RE: Educational areas to pursue
From: "Bill Swallow" <wswallow -at- nycap -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 00:52:37 -0500


::: > What's hot? Skills in technology, not skills in writing tools.
::: That's a pretty broad statement ...

I don't think so. I think tools *can* be valuable, but the demand comes
and goes. Certification in technology shows you are technically capable,
not just good with a word processor or HAT. Technologies can come and
go, but a tech writer who is certified in technology carries more than
that certification... A proven ability to get technical.

And yes, I am very proficient with tools like FM, WWP, and in HTML and
other online formats, and I'm well-versed in pre-press workflow... Those
are skills I need to produce deliverables. Tech skills help me set up
the source files accurately and quickly so I *can* then produce them.

BILL SWALLOW
Information Design & Development Professional
tel/fax: 518.371.1867
wswallow -at- nycap -dot- rr -dot- com



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