Re: Certification

Subject: Re: Certification
From: Beverly Parks <bparks -at- HUACHUCA-EMH1 -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 1995 13:20:03 MST

"Arlen P. Walker" <Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- COM> wrote-->
> ...
> OK. Here it is: There is no educational program, no test, absolutely no
> indicator whatsoever you can use to judge writing skill except the writing
> itself.
> ...

I agree with every single word that Arlen wrote. I also think
that the majority of good writers are good writers when they
graduate high school. Any writing-specific education received
beyond high school is merely honing an existing skill. If
someone can't construct a clear, grammatically correct
paragraph after 13 years of education, they'd better think
twice before deciding on writing as a career.

You (anyone) may, indeed, be a better writer than I. But it is
*not* the fact that you possess a piece of paper that says you
are a "professional," it is the quality of your writing that
makes you a better writer.

=*= Beverly Parks =*= bparks -at- huachuca-emh1 -dot- army -dot- mil =*=
=*= "Unless otherwise stated, all comments are my own. =*=
=*= I am not representing my employer in any way." =*=


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