Re: Entry-level subject shift to writing styles

Subject: Re: Entry-level subject shift to writing styles
From: Laurel Nelson <Laurel_Y_Nelson -at- NOTES -dot- SEAGATE -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 12:29:08 -0500

Jeff: Have you considered getting some technical communication training?
Some universities offer certificates in such, which may be right for you
being that you already have a degree, and the classes for a certificate
would be less expensive than graduate classes. The University of Minnesota,
Department of Rhetoric has a program for a technical communications
certificate, and I'm sure other colleges do also. If you search for
"society for technical commications" on the Web, you can find the STC
homepage in Virginia. The STC site provides links to educational resources.

If you received some training, you would probably have to go through an
internship, which would result in some technical (procedural) documentation
that you could put in your portfolio. Employers want to be assured that you
can write procedural information.

Another point: Without receiving any additional training, you may be able
to obtain employment with a consulting firm. The firms will train you and
take you into their "family." I have a good friend who went this route. She
travels a lot but is single and without children so it isn't such an issue.
She's getting lots of training and is receiving a very good salary.

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