Re: Webster Techwriters online course

Subject: Re: Webster Techwriters online course
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 20:39:15 -0700

I've known Dorothy Webster for many years, The live version of her tech writer
course is an excellent grounding in the basic principles, and taking a quick
look at the specifics of the online course, it appears to have the key parts of

Whether the course will help you get a job is another matter. This is a tough
time to be trying to break into the field (any field, for that matter), because
for any given position a newbie will be competing with many experienced
candidates, even for positions that seem "entry level." I think the course
would be most helpful as a jobseeking tool if you're trying to move into a
writing position within a company you already work for, but otherwise should be
regarded more as something that can help you keep your head above water once you
actually get into a position. Right now, what is probably going to be the most
help in getting your foot into someone's door is the technical know-how you
already have.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Givens" <bengiv -at- gmail -dot- com>
> I'm thinking of registering for the Webster Techwriters online course.
> Right now, I'm trying to determine if the course would be worth the
> time and money. I've been a programmer in the past, but right now I'm
> looking to break into the tech writing field. Does anyone have an
> opinion of Webster's online course? If so, do you think completing
> the course would help someone like me get an entry-level tech writing
> position in the Bay Area?


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