Re: Technical Writing Certifications

Subject: Re: Technical Writing Certifications
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "John Posada" <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 13:39:13 -0400

> 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.

With the exception of L10n/i18n, I know that all of these listed items
have their own specialized certifications already. I don't see
studying these to be criteria toward a technical writing
certification. They are extremely important, but not directly relevant
to technical writing itself.

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