Re: certification

Subject: Re: certification
From: "Scott, Vester" <vscott -at- RPSPO1 -dot- ATLANTAGA -dot- ATTGIS -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 1995 09:50:00 PDT

Are you a tech writer or an educator, Tim?
-Vester
p.s. Original message deliberately not deleted.
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From: tjauth
To: Multiple recipients of list TECHWR-L
Subject: certification
Date: Thursday, July 20, 1995 12:50PM

The people who pay the technical writers, or any other writer for that
matter,
for a particular job seem to care very little about a degree, rather they
are
concerned with can the person they are hiring complete--efficiently and
effectively--the task.
In talking to a technical engineer yesterday, he expressed disdain for
academics--yes, there is probable a slight prejudice here--who are not
active
in the "real world." His concern is that he is going to throw a pile of
documents at you and can the tech writer make a manual out of it. He really
isn't concerned over educational history of the tech writer. Granted, the
degree may get a person's foot in the door, but if that person can't do the
job
or has no relevant experience that fact will be discovered quickly.

Tim Auth
tjauth -at- rs6000 -dot- ilstu -dot- edu


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