RE: Technical Writing Certifications

Subject: RE: Technical Writing Certifications
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: <stevefjong -at- comcast -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 11:17:55 -0600

stevefjong -at- comcast -dot- net wrote:

> 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?

You've never run into anyone with a master's and two or more years of
experience who writes crap?



Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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