Re: Future Tech Writer with Software Questions

Subject: Re: Future Tech Writer with Software Questions
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:16:30 -0700

As a hiring manger, the only thing I care about is experience.

Find an open-source project that you can write documentation for, or
any other volunteer work where you can write technical documentation,
or an internship.

Adobe software is very expensive even with a student discount. The one
app that might be worth it is Acrobat Pro.

On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 4:20 PM, Craig Lashley <clashley -at- mail -dot- usf -dot- edu> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I am currently in school for Technical Communication and will be graduating
> next Spring. I've been trying to determine what types of software would be
> best to purchase while I can still get a student discount. I saw a post
> about Adobe Tech Comm Suite a few days ago. I also see Frame Maker and Dita
> a lot white doing tech comm searches. Are these worth buying as an
> individual? I've been told several times to learn HTML. I have a basic
> understanding for coding such as Java and C++. Is there a legit way to get
> certified HTML to show a future employer? I've done many walk through
> tutorials on Youtube, and have a basic concept and understanding of HTML. I
> feel for a future job having some sort of tangible documentation proving
> that would benefit me. Are there other certifications outside of a college
> degree I should look into? There appears to be a large amount of webpages
> saying they offer certificates, but which ones actually carry weight? I am
> working on determining what I could be doing outside of going to class to
> help me really have an upper hand as far as employment in technical
> writing.
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