RE: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler

Subject: RE: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 15:03:54 -0400

Peter Neilson wrote:
>
> Kevin McLauchlan wrote:
>
> > credential. Maybe there wouldn't be a specific law that
> > says it's outright illegal, but there come to be official
> > stances and practices that say "if you hired somebody
> > without the correct alphabet soup following their names,
> > and something goes wrong, you are uninsured and wide open
> > to negligence lawsuits (because after all, the XYZ
> > credential is now the minimum standard, is it not)?"
>
> So now's the time for me to establish the ASTW, the TWO, the OTW, the
> TWCS, and three or four dozen other membership and
> certification bodies.
> At least two or three of them will catch hold and stick, and
> get in with
> Obama's yet-to-be-created National Technical Writer's
> Authority*, and I
> (rather than or in addition to the STC) can be in charge of my
> certification.
>
> (* Yes, National Technical Writer's Authority. Because
> Writer's is the
> plural of Writer, see? That's how plural's work.)
>
> -Peter (I'll be certifiable yet) Neilson

I read two possibilities into that:

Either

a) you are politically cunning and thus a good man
to know for career advancement purposes

or

b) you are horridly cynical.

Either way, next time you are in Ottawa, I'm buyin' you a beer.


- Kevin


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References:
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Damien Braniff
RE: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Peter Neilson

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