Re: Technical Writer Certification

Subject: Re: Technical Writer Certification
From: Chuck Murray <charles -dot- murray -at- oracle -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2010 11:43:26 -0400

While you indicated a preference for an online program in a later
posting, if you're willing to consider a classroom-based program and if
you're located anywhere near Bedford, Massachusetts, let me recommend
the Middlesex technical writing certificate program:

Disclaimer: I'm the instructor for the fall course.

Best of luck with whatever course or program you pursue.

- Chuck Murray

Brian Bertrand wrote:

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

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 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!

Chuck Murray Oracle Corporation
Phone: (603) 897-3155 One Oracle Drive
mailto:Charles -dot- Murray -at- oracle -dot- com Nashua, NH 03062


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