Re: Technical Writing Certifications

Subject: Re: Technical Writing Certifications
From: Emoto <emoto1 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:05:57 -0400

On Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 8:50 PM, William Sherman
<bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com> wrote:
> This idea of certification comes up every so often, and has some merit.
> After all, anyone can say they are a technical writer, but how does the
> hiring company really know? The certificate sounds like the answer.
>
> But for a certificate to be good, it isn't enough to attend a class, or even
> a dozen, you need to test out to prove yourself.
>
> Here is the rub.
>
> What do you test?
>
> Do you test ...

I just want to say:

"What I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have
acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for
people like you."

I love that film. ;-)

Bob

In all seriousness, I think that what Daniel said is the key:

"... extract relevant info from SMEs quickly and turn it into
something laymen find comprehensible..."
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