RE: certification

Subject: RE: certification
From: John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2003 14:06:31 -0400

Really. That's like saying...sorry, we cannot teach you about
technical writing...there's nothing specific to technical
writing that we can teach you.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
jposada -at- book -dot- com
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afraid to use it"
---------- Donkey

> >
> > I am genuinely confused... If there is a sufficient body of
> > knowledge to
> > warrant granting a master's degree in technical writing, why
> > is this not a
> > sufficient knowledge base to consider developing some sort of
> > certification?

> >
> > >The only
> > real opposition to certification would be from those who
> > think they would be
> > weeded out by the process.
> >
> > Hm. I have a masters degree in tech writing, which I believe
> > renders me
> > certifiable <g> if not certified. I remain unconvinced that
> there is a
> > sufficient body of knowledge both specific to the profession
> > and relevant to
> > a significant number of those practicing the profession, such
> > that it could
> > be tested and awarded this magic sheet of paper. If anyone
> > has come up with
> > such a list in the course of this discussion, I fear I missed it.

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