RE: Just can't help myself

Subject: RE: Just can't help myself
From: "Radhika R Shankar" <rshankar -at- austin -dot- utexas -dot- edu>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 15:13:55 -0500


Just like you don't need an MBA to manage a business or a certificate to manage a project but then having these meaningless degrees and certifications do seem to carry weight in the hiring circles and without it anyone can claim to have good writing skills and be a Technical Writer.

Rad


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Subject: RE: Just can't help myself

Like a Technical Writing degree?


John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote on 04/26/2005 01:08:22 PM:

> > Great-- one more meaningless certification that doesn't ensure good
> > writing skills added to the list of crap floating around out there.
>
> It doesn't if it is designed that way and it does if it is designed
> that way.
>
> If you want good writing skills, get an English degree. If you want a
> good technical writer, there is SO much more than good writing skills.
>
> John Posada
> Senior Technical Writer
>
> âNever be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur
> built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.â -
> Dave Barry

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