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Subject:Re: Ceritification - STC From:Stuart Reynolds <reynolds -at- IC -dot- NET> Date:Wed, 10 Jan 1996 12:35:32 -0500
On Tuesday, January 09, 1996 4:40 PM, Cheverie, Paul =
[Cont][SMTP:paul -dot- cheverie -at- GPO -dot- CANADA -dot- CDEV -dot- COM] wrote:
>the only STC chapter I've seen (the chapter in Winnipeg, Manitoba, =
>I found this chapter to be belligerently elitist (without sufficient =
>and profoundly dictatorial. I won't go into the gruesome details, but
>suffice it to say I have less than normal professional respect for the
>principals involved. I am glad that I have "met" STC members on this =
And in BC too Paul. It is as if they "think" they are a union, and so =
are controlling the "good work". If you want the good contracts, you =
*have* to become a member.
>The STC members on this list have improved my opinion of STC =
Me too. It seems to be more of a networking and peer contact group =
south of the 49th
> I think that before STC tries to convince the technical world is =
>certify technical communicators, it should convince technical =
>and the technical world it is competent to do so. In Canada it has yet =
I'll second Paul's comments. Albeit, unfortunately.
reynolds -at- ic -dot- net
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