Re: IIBA Certification

Subject: Re: IIBA Certification
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, John Cook <john -dot- cook -at- gmail -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 08:16:35 -0700 (PDT)

There was a discussion about a week ago on how to exceed 100k as a
tech writer. Make busines analysis and project planning more than 10%
of what you do. I'm a tech writer. I'm at $100,000.75. I can manage a
documentation project and I can do some business analysis.

--- Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> True, but considering that right now it's common for
> tech writers to be able to obtain jobs that are 90%
> technology (software, hardware, etc.) and maybe 10% project
> planning or business process without having any certification
> in the 90% part of the job, I'd say the chances
> that a certification for the 10% part is going to become a "hot new
> must-have" for tech writers in general is pretty low.
> > Have you seen a job in technical writing that didn't
> > involve business analysis to a lesser or greater degree?
> > The same with Poject management...every technical writing
> > effort is a project and all but
> > the most novice of writers need to know how to manage it.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

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