Re: Certification Issues

Subject: Re: Certification Issues
From: "Tamminga, Ernie" <et -at- DSC -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997 15:01:01 -0700

This is correct, if it means a single set of skills that's supposed to
cover every kind of tech writing.

Ernie Tamminga
Director, InfoEngineering
Digital Sound Corporation
Opinions expressed are my own, and not necessarily those of Digital
Sound Corporation

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Bill DuBay [SMTP:bill_dubay -at- PHOENIX -dot- COM]
>Sent: Monday, June 16, 1997 2:38 PM
>Subject: Re: Certification Issues
>You're saying, then, that we don't have any certifiable skills. Am I correct?
>Bill DuBay
>Technical Writer
>Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
>email: bill_dubay -at- phoenix -dot- com
>(714)790-2049 FAX: (714)790-2001
>Original Text
>From: Eric Haddock <ehaddock -at- ENGAGENET -dot- COM>, on 6/16/97 2:18 PM:
>Bill DuBay wrote:
>> But don't we have other skills that are stable enough to be certified?
> What like? Seriously--I can't imagine what they'd be. We change skills so
>often. Skills become important the become unimportant. There are zillions of
>TWs who don't have to know a lick of HTML. There are zillions other TWs who
>utterly depend on their HTML knowledge. That's just one skill area. What
>graphic design skills? Some need it, others ignore it--all are employed.
>I can't even remember what it stands for. Others, that's all they do all day.
> The only skill we all share is writing and that's a fluid, subjective
>One person's certifiably good-but-not-great writing is another person's
>sub-standard writing.

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