RE: Technical Writing Certifications

Subject: RE: Technical Writing Certifications
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 14:05:05 -0400

That's a very cogent argument for certifying tech writing *managers*. At
the risk of 48169 freezing over, I completely agree with John on this

But it doesn't show any need to certify *tech writers.*

-- Dan Goldstein

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Posada
> Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 1:29 PM
> To: Gene Kim-Eng; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Technical Writing Certifications
> 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.

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