RE: Hostility towards STC

Subject: RE: Hostility towards STC
From: "Bill Swallow" <wswallow -at- nycap -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2003 11:17:22 -0400


::: -Certification (check this link for this in a comparable field
::: http://www.icrm.org/)

What do you suppose we certify on? The ability to write a coherent sentence
and use proper punctuation?

::: -Actual national-level training that means something (check
::: this link for
::: this in a comparable field
::: http://www.aiim.org/article_aiim.asp?ID=25856

What do we train on? The ability to write a coherent sentence and use proper
punctuation?

::: -Serious Outreach to promote to companies why they should
::: hire professional technical writers

This I agree with whole-heartedly. But how?

::: -Establish standards (check this link for this in a comparable field
::: http://www.aiim.org/standards.asp?ID=24488)

Standardize on what? The ability to write a coherent sentence and use proper
punctuation?

All of my questions relate to industry demands. Technical writing exists in
many different industries, from food and manufacturing to science and
technology. Standards, certification, and training will vary greatly
depending on in which industry you work.

Bill Swallow
wswallow -at- nycap -dot- rr -dot- com



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RE: Hostility towards STC: From: John Posada

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