Re: Just can't help myself

Subject: Re: Just can't help myself
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 09:54:05 -0700


My experience has been that most companies, assuming that they
want more than the "glorified secretary" type of writer, don't want
either a "master" or a "minimum" writer, but a writer with tons of
experience writing in *their particular area.* And I believe that most
of the areas that John listed are already represented by orgs that
administer and issue some sort of training or cert that will inevitably
mean more to anyone seeking certs than any that might be issued
by the STC or some other tech writing org.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: "Dick Margulis" <margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net>

> I think John's list, plus or minus some elements, might be appropriate
> for certification as, say, a "master technical writer" or some such. And
> I'm certain there are times when a company wants to hire a master
> technical writer.
>
> But I think that most of the time companies might like the option of
> knowing whether a candidate meets the _minimum_ requirements for a
> technical writer. I'm not talking about a company that wants a typist
> who can occasionally write up a procedure semi-competently. I'm talking
> about companies that have a regular need for writers in project
> environments. They're tired of getting burned by wannabes who really
> can't do the work, and they just want to know that someone's being
> certified means they meet the basic requirements.



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Re: Just can't help myself: From: John Posada
Re: Just can't help myself: From: Dick Margulis

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