Re: Job market for teachers in Tech Writing

Subject: Re: Job market for teachers in Tech Writing
From: Beth Agnew <beth -dot- agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca>
Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2006 00:37:06 -0500

It's quite common for teachers of technical writing NOT to have any actual job experience as a techwriter, all over North America. Scary thought! For me, it was quite an adjustment to go from working with clients and employers, to working with students and colleagues. I have found those colleagues, however, to be entirely knowledgeable about the subject and with high standards for technical writing, even through they may not have spent any time in the trenches. They may not have the war stories that I have to tell, but they are well versed in the tactics of the profession.

Gene Kim-Eng wrote:

Some years ago I was asked to provide a reference for a former employee who was applying for TW instructor position. Although this person was well qualified and I was happy to provide a reference, I was dismayed to discover from reading the job description that the requirements included an advanced degree in English or Technical Communication but not any actual hands-on experience as a working TW...

Beth Agnew
Professor, Technical Communication
Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology
Toronto, ON 416.491.5050 x3133


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