Re: Technical Writing Certifications

Subject: Re: Technical Writing Certifications
From: stevefjong -at- comcast -dot- net
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 16:36:42 +0000

Peter Neilson wrote, "People who write crap can get certifications," which is an interesting argument.
A *certificate* you can perhaps get. You can get a certificate for sitting through, say, a one-day workshop on "writing with punch." However, the requirements for *certification* are usually much more demanding. For example, the Project Management Institute's certification requires a master's degree, passing an examination, and 4,500 hours of work in the field.
If technical writing certification had similar requirements, how would you propose getting through the two years by writing crap?

-- Steve

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