Re: Degree stuff

Subject: Re: Degree stuff
From: Lynn Gold <figmo -at- RAHUL -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 1998 16:35:28 -0800

Don Smith wrote:
>My comments on this whole subject of degrees?
>1. Insisting on a degree is a way of saving effort by the personnel
>department in finding a qualified writer.
>2. Insisting on a degree eliminates a group of very fine writers.
>3. Bottom line: Goal should be to hire a qualified writer you can "live
>with". Hiring a writer with a degree will not make the difference, one way
>or the other. Bigger degree might make a bigger manual, but not necessarily
>a better one.

I agree wholeheartedly. I was already a Senior Technical Writer with ten
years of experience in the computer business when I got my degree (for the
record, Journalism (Broadcast) with a minor in Radio/Television) in 1990.

The stuff I did to get my degree had very little to do with my job.


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