Re: Certification

Subject: Re: Certification
From: "Bernard A. McCann" <bi975 -at- FREENET -dot- CARLETON -dot- CA>
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 1996 14:22:39 GMT

Kat Nagel/MasterWork (katnagel -at- eznet -dot- net) writes:

> Ummm...'fraid not, guys.

> STC is a great organization, but all that's required for membership is a
> filled-in application form and a check. That ain't certification for
> anything, by anybody's standards.


Following five years of membership, one automatically becomes a "Senior"
Member. This, unfortunately, causes some members to believe that they must
now be senior technical writers. Their abilities in the workplace then
causes management to wonder at their credentials and, hence, the question
of certification. Perhaps the STC could review its policy of issuing a
senior "Membership" certificate only to peer-sponsored applications.


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_/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ said, is not what is meant, then what
_/_/_/_/ _/ _/ _/ _/_/_/_/ ought to be done...remains undone." C.

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