Re: Tech Writer Positions

Subject: Re: Tech Writer Positions
From: David Dubin <David_Dubin -at- NOTES -dot- PW -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 1994 06:57:28 PDT

This is in response to Cathy Zazueta's question about a foreign language as
an acceptable "related area".

I have a degree in German, with 27 cr/hrs in English as a minor. When I
applied for tech writing and/or training positions, I was told by the human
resource people that a degree in a foreign language with a high grade point
average (not bragging, but mine was 4.0) was an indicator of an individual's
ability with communication skills. The reason given was that if you can
understand grammar, punctuation, syntax, etc. in another language, you are
aware of the requirements and can do the same in your own language.

If you are considering applying for a position, go for it. The worst that can
happen is that you will not be offered it. Good Luck.


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