Re: Career choice and degree

Subject: Re: Career choice and degree
From: Dave Prior <triton!dap -at- UUSTAR -dot- STARNET -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 1995 09:07:44 -0500

>Date: Wed, 12 Apr 1995 18:24:18 -0500
>From: Tammy Hale <tammyh -at- FGM -dot- COM>
>Subject: Career choice and degree

>I disagree with the thread that contends that less than expert level
>knowledge of a topic produces better documentation. The argument seems to
>be that because you have gaps in your knowledge, you can see things from
>the reader's point of view. . . .

>FWIW, I majored in English Lit, loved it, and do not regret it. However, I
>wish I had earned a second major in EE or CS; what a powerhouse I'd be!

I agree with Tammy and also majored in English Lit, loved it, and do not
regret it; I even minored in Philosophy! Then came 20 years in the Army
with a lot of plan writing/training/editing and time to pick up a MA in
Computer and Information Resource Management.

Current techwriting/training developoment position required my learning
about the company's software products, but with that background??? I was
soon an SME.

I guess the key is solid basic education; solid communication skills
(verbal and written); solid learning skills. An MA doesn't hurt!

Dave Prior - Product Communications Specialist
triton!dap -at- uustar -dot- starnet -dot- net

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