RE: Just can't help myself

Subject: RE: Just can't help myself
From: "Sherry Michaels" <sherry -dot- michaels -at- docntrain -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 13:48:24 -0700

<<Maybe they would. Are rates low because most people in this field write
crap or do most people in this field write crap because the rates are low?>>

I don't think these things are correlated. Nor do I think certification
proves much. There are a lot of project managers with certification that
can't successfully close out a project. In fact, from there
is a statistic that 53% of all projects do not come in on time. Another 17%
couldn't even track whether the project had come in on time or not. This is
despite the fact that project managers typically make better rates than

Certification hasn't improved for project management (and it seems to have
little to do with capability). I don't see the benefit for technical
communications or technical communicators.

I it's fine for those who want it, or for those who feel safer see a
certification on a resume. I just do not see a correlation between
certification, results or salary.

Sherry Michaels
Michaels & Associates
11639 E. Wethersfield Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
480-614-8440 Local
877-614-8440 Toll free
480-614-2775 FAX


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