Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler

Subject: Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler
From: Richard Mateosian <xrmxrm -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 21:20:15 -0700

This is my concern too. We have an STC competition called Touchstone,
sponsored by the six Northern California chapters. We work hard each
year to teach judges how to evaluate entries, and we conduct a
post-judging quality control process.

Our process and criteria are more flexible than what STC recommends.
The judging standards that STC promulgates for competitions seem
mechanistic and inflexible, though training and quality control could
probably make them work.

For certification, similarly, it will all depend on who's doing the
judging and who's designing and supervising the process.

For many years I ridiculed the idea of certifying technical
communicators, but enough people like the idea that something is going
to happen. We'll all learn from that, and perhaps it will evolve into
something worthwhile. I certainly hope so. ...RM


On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 3:58 PM, Connie Giordano
<connie -at- therightwordz -dot- com> wrote:

> If the reviewers of portfolios are anything like the judges I had the first
> year I entered STC awards, it will be a thorough-going waste of time.
--

Richard Mateosian <xrm -at- pacbell -dot- net>
Berkeley, California
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Follow-Ups:

References:
RE: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Sharon Burton
RE: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Keith Hood
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Wade Courtney
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Suzette Leeming
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Mike Starr
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Suzette Leeming
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Deborah Hemstreet
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Wade Courtney
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Bill Swallow
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Wade Courtney
RE: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Fred Ridder
RE: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Connie Giordano

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