RE: Introduction

Subject: RE: Introduction
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 21:33:26 -0400

These discussions have usually centered on just that question: What
would you include in a certification exam to "broadly and quantifiably"
test the skills required by most technical writers?

I completely agree that certification can be useful to technical writing
job applicants. We're looking for one that would be useful to the
*employers* of technical writers.

Again, check out
<>. It's a
good demonstration of why this *wouldn't* work for us the way it works
for translators.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lauren
> Sent: Monday, September 08, 2008 5:53 PM
> To: Dan Goldstein; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Introduction
> ... Certification is one means of proving one's
> ability to perform a job (and knowledge). It is
> not a complete form of proof, but it is a broad,
> quantifiable, and deep method of demonstrating
> one's skills when the certification is
> well-structured.
> So, in this case, certification is a proof of
> knowledge, although it is not a complete proof
> of knowledge.

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