Re: seen this? A Survey of U.S. Certificate Programs in Technical Communication

Subject: Re: seen this? A Survey of U.S. Certificate Programs in Technical Communication
From: beelia <beelia -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Slager Timothy J <Timothy -dot- Slager -at- dematic -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 11:30:10 -0700

Well, you guys are all trying to help younger writers, and that's what's
important here.

It's all good!

Bee


On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 11:13 AM, Slager Timothy J <
Timothy -dot- Slager -at- dematic -dot- com> wrote:

> Peter Neilson said:
>
> >>My jaundice is showing again, but the ONLY graduate of such a program
> whom I have ever met and worked with Could Not Write. The best tech writing
> instruction I've seen was on-the-job and sink-or-swim, where people of
> obvious common sense were thrust into writing positions regardless of
> academic degree. Some of the best had PhDs but no tech writing experience
> at all.
>
> Yes, it is a jaundiced view, which is understandable since it is based on
> sampling of only one.
>
> I have worked with several graduates of technical writing programs. Some
> are good technical writers, some exceptional writers, some not so much. I
> didn't get a degree in technical writing but am fairly confident I would
> benefit (even at my age) from a certificate program such as those mentioned
> in the article. As with most education (and experience), it depends a lot
> on what you put into it.
>
> tims
>
>
>
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