RE: Technical Writer Certification

Subject: RE: Technical Writer Certification
From: "Richard Melanson" <rmelanson -at- spirecorp -dot- com>
To: "Brian Bertrand" <bertran -dot- de -dot- st -dot- jean -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 16:07:37 -0400

I completed, when they were offering it, the Tech Writing Certificate
program from Northeastern University, and my background and education is
in electronics. And yes it did have an impact and as you said "put a bit
more shine on my resume" so I would recommend you go for it, just my two
pennies worth.
Rick

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Subject: Technical Writer Certification

Hello all, I am a new STC member and a recent convert to the technical
writing career. I started off as a middle school science teacher then
two years ago transitioned to technical writing. Since then I have been
doing contractor work for various federal agencies. I have been happily
lurking for about a week and have finally decided to emerge from the
shadows.

As someone who does not have a degree in writing, english, etc, I am
interested in getting a technical writing certification to add to my
credentials. Thus far, my work and accumulating experience has been
sufficient, but I cannot help but think that having some form of
certification would definitely help put a bit more shine on my file.
There is a site called www.techwriter-certification.com that offers
various certifications in partnership with UMass Amherst and others, has
anyone on list completed this kind of certification? Have you found
that it is valuable or is it not worth the time and money? Thanks for
your help!

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