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: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 23:48:45 -0400

::: >That's really tough to measure.
::: >
::: Yes. But universities do it all the time when issuing
::: transfer credits.

That whole process is a joke in and of itself. Of course that's just my
opinion. ;)

::: >A tech writer who has worked in the defense
::: >industry for 25 years is more valuable to that industry than a very
::: >well-rounded candidate with 25 years all over the place
::: doing many different
::: >things.
::: >
::: That's a matter of opinion, really. Some companies prefer
::: specialists, other generalists. In the example cited above,
::: the well-rounded candidate might be more valuable because
::: he or she brings new perspectives. Ask me on alternate
::: days, and you'll get different answers about which is better.

I haven't heard too many calls from the defense industry for writers with a
fresh perspective. Usually they want someone who knows what to aim for in a
doc deliverable for their needs out of the gate... Then again I only know
about a half-dozen or so writers in the defense industry (more in the
mech/sci roles), so my perspective could be skewed...

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

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