Re: STC Certification

Subject: Re: STC Certification
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:42:54 -0800

The key is demonstrated mastery of the material, not certificates. You
can learn HTML, CSS, etc. from free self-guided tutorials or a
Dummies-type book, then apply that knowledge to writing docs for some
open-source project.

If you can't learn that way, you probably aren't cut out to be a tech
writer in the software industry. On the job I have to learn new stuff
like that constantly.

On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 10:24 AM, Daniel Friedman
<daniel -dot- friedman42 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> I would agree that programming and web programming (HTML/CSS/JS) is most
> relevant to a tech writer track. HTML/CSS and to a lesser extent JS are the
> 3 I use most day-to-day. As far as I know, there aren't really
> certifications available for this stuff. Only options I would see to
> formalize your knowledge of these are college courses (expensive and time
> consuming) or building a portfolio of your own sites and apps (not
> necessarily relevant to a technical writing career, although I have seen one
> job ask for a GitHub portfolio for API documentation).
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References:
STC Certification: From: Claire Lundeby
Re: STC Certification: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: STC Certification: From: Monique Semp
Re: STC Certification: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: STC Certification: From: Kathy Bowman
RE: STC Certification: From: Rebecca Officer
RE: STC Certification: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: STC Certification: From: Daniel Friedman
Re: STC Certification: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: STC Certification: From: Daniel Friedman

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