RE: Online Certification for Technical Writers

Subject: RE: Online Certification for Technical Writers
From: "Robert Heizman" <rheizman -at- vjt -dot- com>
To: <jimmy -at- breck-mckye -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 09:40:03 -0400

I would say that it's your experience and your portfolio (remember to
keep as many samples are you are legally able to) that will drive
whether or not you get a job.

I'm a Technical Writer for over thirty years and the prevalent question
I have always gotten is, "Have you done this before?", not, "Can I see
your educational credentials?".

Bob

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Subject: Re: Online Certification for Technical Writers

I know of no universally recognized certification for technical writers,
online or off. In the UK, the ISTC does endorse a few short-term
residential training courses, but I wouldn't say they have much weight
in the industry. Not from what I've seen, at least.

I suppose the question is: do you want to do a course to learn
something, or to gain credence in job applications? Because both goals
are probably best served by building a portfolio, even if it only
comprises pro bono / volunteered documentation.

On 26.03.2012 11:20, suraj jayan wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> Can you suggest some online certification courses in technical writing

> that useful and recognized? I searched the archive and most of the
> links point to stale pages. Apologies to start this topic again!
>
> Best regards,
> SJ
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References:
Online Certification for Technical Writers: From: suraj jayan
Re: Online Certification for Technical Writers: From: jimmy

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