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Subject:RE: Just can't help myself From:Amanda_Abelove -at- toyota -dot- com To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Tue, 26 Apr 2005 13:25:58 -0700
Oh please. The billable hour rates for tech writing don't support that.
One of the best things about tech writing is that there is no
certification that ages out and you need to keep it updated. Lower
overhead, more money in my pocket... easier to maintain a career. It
isn't like there is an abundance of good candidates out there. If there
were, I wouldn't be working 70 hours a week right now.
John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote on 04/26/2005 01:15:19 PM:
> Like a tech writing degree combined with a subset of PMP, MCSE, A+,
> DBAdmin, others, etc., (for software certification, other subjects
> for other techwriting certifications)...then throw in 5 years minimum
> experience and continuing education.
> --- Amanda_Abelove -at- toyota -dot- com wrote:
> > Like a Technical Writing degree?
> > > > 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.
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