Re: Incorporating Pagemaker in a Tech Writing Class?

Subject: Re: Incorporating Pagemaker in a Tech Writing Class?
From: "Branam, Linda" <Linda -dot- Branam -at- COMPAQ -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 09:44:27 -0600

-----Original Message-----
Steven J. Owens wrote:

In any event, this is off-topic. What might be a more useful
thread is to discuss ways that students can acquire the practical
knowledge they'll need while they're still in college - or vice
versa,
how tech writers who entered the field without a degree (or without
a
techwriting-oriented degree) can acquire the theory they'll need to
grow and develop as technical writers.

Indeed!! I entered the field by circuitous route-elementary ed degree
followed by 5 1/2 years' experience, disillusionment, freelance
journalism/desktop publishing while working fulltime in a variety of
semi-clerical jobs, full-time job involving training/documentation/
newsletter writing and layout, independent technical writing contractor, now
fulltime technical editor in the training dept. for previous major client.

Have followed the thread re: online master's degrees with interest and would
value feedback on whether the techwhirlers would advise this route to become
further qualified. I've begun to toy with the idea of taking an undergrad
instructional design course, at least.

Any thoughts?


Linda F. Branam
Editor, Compaq Enterprise Training
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<http://product.training.compaq.com>
* Internet site: http://www.Compaq.com/training
<http://www.Compaq.com/training>




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