Re: Technical Writing Certifications

Subject: Re: Technical Writing Certifications
From: "Pro TechWriter" <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 00:16:58 -0400

Sorry to be unclear. I was talking about "Technical Writing Certificate
program." Like you, I don't know of any certification for technical writers.
That doesn't mean there isn't one, somewhere.


On 9/27/07, Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> I'll ask again, since this seems to be getting lost in translation:
> Are we talking about Technical Writing certification or Technical
> Writer certification?
> Or,
> Are we focusing on certifying proficiency in the task of writing or
> are we focusing on the proficiency in a role?
> I ask because the two are very different, and require a very different
> set of "passing criteria".
> On 9/27/07, Pro TechWriter <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> > *** Not expressing an opinion about certification, but only about
> > certificate programs and education in general ***
> >
> >
> > I understand Bill's viewpoint, BUT.....
> >
> > My $.02: I have experience, as a teacher, with certificate programs, and
> > also about two decades working as a member of software development teams
> > (sometimes as a PM, which I have been trained for). I believe that
> technical
> > writing uses either different approaches to, or subsets of, the larger
> PM
> > methods. And it's worth it to teach and learn those methods.
> --
> Bill Swallow
> HATT List Owner
> WWP-Users List Owner
> Senior Member STC, TechValley Chapter
> STC Single-Sourcing SIG Manager

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