RE: Introduction

Subject: RE: Introduction
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 12:15:04 -0400

For ATA certification, you can't take the translation exam without the
requisite education and/or experience. The options are broad: a master's
degree in *any* subject, an international translator's certification,
five years' work with no degree, etc. But you can't just walk in, pass
the exam with flying colors, and get your certification.

OTOH, it's so easy to get a master's that maybe there's no bar after all
to taking their exam.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lauren
> Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 4:52 AM
> To: Dan Goldstein; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Introduction
> Yeah, that's kind of why I don't want to get into the
> certification debate.
> The value of certification can currently only be measured
> with a hypothetical form of certification, since there is not
> an effective form of certification now.
> Technical writer certification that is an effective tool to
> evaluate technical writers, I think, should include a few
> things off of the top of my head.
> * Evaluation of education.
> * Time spent technical writing...
> * A test for how to write technical documents is impractical...

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