RE: Technical Writing Certifications

Subject: RE: Technical Writing Certifications
From: Beth Agnew <Beth -dot- Agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca>
To: 'Jeanette Phillips' <jzphillips -at- hotmail -dot- com>, 'TECHWR-L' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 08:35:10 -0400

So do we, but I wouldn't claim it as providing Certification in Technical
Writing. We give excellent training, and a certificate in Technical
Communication. Perhaps people don't understand the distinction between
having a certificate and being certified. As writers, nuances of language
are our stock in trade. If you can get a government contract based on your
"certification" being that you hold a TW certificate, great, but that's
generally not what we're talking about. "Accreditation" isn't even a good
synonym. What we'd like is something on a par with professional engineers
being able to put P. Eng. after their names.

What is NJIT's sanctioning body?


Beth Agnew

Professor, Technical Communication

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

416-491-5050 x3133


From: Jeanette Phillips [mailto:jzphillips -at- hotmail -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 12:13 AM
To: Beth Agnew; 'TECHWR-L'
Subject: RE: Technical Writing Certifications

Excuse me! NJIT has an excellent program.

> Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 07:22:20 -0400
> From: Beth -dot- Agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca
> Subject: RE: Technical Writing Certifications
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> AFAIK, there are no officially-sanctioned TW Certifications available,
> anywhere. You can get a certificate, which is not at all the same as
> certification. If you do happen to come across a good certification
> approved by a national and professionally-respected body, I'm sure we'd
> to know about it.
> --Beth


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