RE: Certification (was: Re: Hostility Towards Whatever)

Subject: RE: Certification (was: Re: Hostility Towards Whatever)
From: John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 14:42:43 -0400

Exactly. I accept that right now, it would be a dog with no teeth. However,
part of what STC also needs to do is make it worth something. That's where
in another email, I included that STC needs an outreach program to explain
what it is we do.

John Posada
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------ Magic Mirror

>My biggest argument against John and other advocates of certification is
>that I doubt it would carry much weight. Telling somebody you're
>"TW-certified" or "STC-certified" or whatever is likely to be meaningless
>to the person you're telling.

It might be argued that professional certification would raise the
profile of the field. I've seen the professional association for
accountants conduct a campaign to promote both that profession and
certification. Perhaps tech writers would do the same.

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