RE: Technical Writing Certifications

Subject: RE: Technical Writing Certifications
From: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 07:20:08 -0700 (PDT)

I consider that to be a sense of purpose. We're in agreement here, and
what you've added is that we have to look behind the titles and company
names, and see what they actually did in those positions. If I
encounter somehow who is proud of the docs they produced, has some plan
for getting those to be of quality on time, and has loyally supported a
company because they like the work, I would definitely consider that

--- "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:

> Certain people that I could name have simply moved from job to job
> only
> because jobs disappeared or because a position became unpleasant.
> They
> routinely held a position for 7 years, 10 years, longer. They
> remained
> unexposed to entire major facets of the industry - such as Help - for
> years and years after such tools/delivery platforms/methods became
> popular. Yet those same people stepped up with alacrity when the
> company
> (or the writer(s) themselves) decided that a different solution was
> needful. Soon, they were churning out creditable work in the new
> form,
> just as they had for years in older forms. No directed schedule of
> acquiring the new skillset (by jumping to a company that used it);
> instead, they just picked 'em up when the opportunity or the need
> arose,
> without changing employers.
> Note that such people thereby retained years of accumulated
> industry-specific and company-specific knowledge that would otherwise
> have moved to a competitor, or been simply lost as no longer relevant
> at
> their new employment ... far from your constantly-hiring halls.
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