Re: [TCP] certification (was: ranting STC)

Subject: Re: [TCP] certification (was: ranting STC)
From: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: "Dubin, David" <David -dot- Dubin -at- sage -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2007 08:54:54 -0600 (CST)

Maybe I'm naive, but I've been able to get contract work at dozens of companies over the past 23 years by showing my samples, answering questions intelligently, and producing strongly positive recommendations from recent employers.

I've never seen a need for certification. I don't even think it would actually

>enable very
>talented TWs who have either no degree or an AA degree, but who can
>produce effective, useful documentation, to compete in the global
>marketplace with TWs with advanced degrees, but who cannot produce
>cohesive, effective work.

as David Dubin suggests. I think a certification would simply become another manipulable criterion for hiring, paying, and firing, and its value would be independent of the quality of anyone's work.

So, maybe cynical, not naive!

--Nancy
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or
printed documentation. Features include single source authoring, team authoring,
Web-based technology, and PDF output. http://www.DocToHelp.com/TechwrlList

Now shipping: Help &amp; Manual 4 with RoboHelp(r) import! New editor,
full Unicode support. Create help files, web-based help and PDF in up
to 106 languages with Help &amp; Manual: http://www.helpandmanual.com

---
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/archive%40web.techwr-l.com


To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwr-l.com/techwhirl/ for more resources and info.


Follow-Ups:

Previous by Author: Re: Tech Writers & Educational Material
Next by Author: RE: [TCP] certification (was: ranting STC)
Previous by Thread: RE: [TCP] certification (was: ranting STC)
Next by Thread: Re: [TCP] certification (was: ranting STC)


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads