RE: Educational Backgrounds

Subject: RE: Educational Backgrounds
From: "Joe Malin" <jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 09:47:58 -0800

I have a liberal arts education. I received a B. Sc. in Chemistry from
Haverford College, but I also studied biology, physics, astronomy,
sociology, philosophy, literature, history, and fine arts. I also read
every book my roommates left around.

I also have a Master's in Computer Science from Penn, and a certificate
in technical writing from San Jose State.

My advice to him is to study the subjects he is interested in: "follow
your bliss." Perhaps it will be harder to find a job; I dunno.


Joe Malin
Technical Writer
jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com
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In my office there is a part time writer/web designer who has been
helping me with the technical writing and is doing a great job. He has
been doing this on his own since he was a kid and is really great at not
only the web design, but at the technical writing. He is thinking of
going to school and asked me what would be the best degree to pursue.
Since I have a BA in Scientific and Technical Communications from
Michigan Tech. I naturally said that. :)

However I have worked with a few other technical writers and none of us
had the same degree, which got me thinking it would be interesting to
learn about the educational backgrounds of the posters on this list. Any
one care to share? It might help him in his decision, since I am new to
Maryland, I am not really sure what the colleges in this area have to
offer for a promising tech writer!



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