Re: STC Certification

Subject: Re: STC Certification
From: David Farbey <dfarbey -at- yahoo -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:28:58 +0000

Technical authors also write "colour" and "neighbour" and put punctuation
outside quotation marks. Unless they are following a style guide that tells
them to do otherwise, of course. <g,d,r>

David

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On 13 February 2016 at 12:38, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net> wrote:

> Technical Author is Britspeak for Technical Writer. A Technical Author's
> car runs on petrol and has a boot and a bonnet.
>
> The Technical Author also follows the Highway Code:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qngi_jSaXlI
>
>
> On Sat, 13 Feb 2016 07:22:02 -0500, Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- nuot -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
> One page says:
>>
>> "If you are a Technical Author, a technical Content Strategist,
>> Information Designer, Publication Manager, Documentation Manager,
>> Information Developer, Technical Illustrator or Translator, the ISTC is the
>> professional association that can help you through your career."
>>
>> Another says:
>>
>> "ISTC members are technical authors, technical illustrators, scientific
>> writers, instructional designers, business writers, information architects,
>> technical trainers, documentation managersâ In fact, anyone with an
>> interest in communicating complex information clearly."
>>
>> Nope. Nothing about technical writers. Looks like TECHWR-L is the last
>> bastion!
>> ________________________________________
>> From: David Farbey
>> Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 9:12 AM
>> To: TECHWR-L
>> Subject: Re: STC Certification
>>
>> As a footnote to the discussion of STC Certification, you may want to
>> have a look at the approach that the UK's professional association for
>> technical writers, the ISTC, has to education and professional development,
>> by way of contrast:
>>
>>
>> http://www.istc.org.uk/professional-development-and-recognition/continuing-professional-development/
>>
>> You should be aware that becoming a full member of the ISTC is restricted
>> to those who are considered to have sufficient experience and/or
>> qualifications. New entrants to the profession or those otherwise
>> interested in the profession may join as Junior or Associate members (see
>> http://www.istc.org.uk/join-the-istc/how-to-join-the-istc/).
>>
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