Re: Technical Writing Certifications

Subject: Re: Technical Writing Certifications
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 10:29:05 -0700 (PDT)

>> However, if you are looking to manage a group;, you are hit with so may
>> required skills other than writing, that certification give you a leg up
>> on those skills.

> I wish I could say that there was some training that helped
> me as I became a manager, but unfortunately most of it was
> gobbledygook. For better or worse, I got to be whatever kind

Gene...I'm not so much talking about management training as part of certification, as I am the tech writer skills that usually fall under the manager's responsibility. Things like (following is only a very small part of the list):

- Project management
- Calculating ROI and justifying expenditures
- Localization, Internationalization, and Globalization
- Agile and Extreme Development (or similar methodologies)
- Six Sigma (or similar methodology)

All of these, and more, can come into play when you are involved in an enterprise-level documentation project. Not all at once, but maybe three of them on one effort, two of them on another effort, and it's usually management that has to guide these aspects of the writing project.

John Posada
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