RE: Technical writing as a trade; was, RE: Give Me a Clear Thinker(was STC certification: what's in it for tech writers?)

Subject: RE: Technical writing as a trade; was, RE: Give Me a Clear Thinker(was STC certification: what's in it for tech writers?)
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 13:03:04 -0400

By that definition, technical writing is certainly not a profession.


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From: Porrello, Leonard
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2011 12:59 PM
To: 'Robert Lauriston'; TECHWR-L
Subject: RE: Technical writing as a trade; was, RE: Give Me a Clear
Thinker(was STC certification: what's in it for tech writers?)

"A calling requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive
academic preparation."

This fits for me. I guess you could say that "long and intensive" is
relative, but while earning a BA is not as long and intensive as earning
a JD or MD, earning a BA is not a cake-walk and arguably much more
challenging than on-the-job training.




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References:
Give Me a Clear Thinker (was STC certification: what's in it for tech writers?): From: Steven Jong
Technical writing as a trade; was, RE: Give Me a Clear Thinker (was STC certification: what's in it for tech writers?): From: Porrello, Leonard

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