Consensus for a Tech Writing Certificate

Subject: Consensus for a Tech Writing Certificate
From: HBacheler -at- aol -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 08:43:12 EDT

To All,

It would be interesting to see what the members of this list would come up
with as a 'desirable' list/matrix of the requirements for a Technical Writing

I am sure a poll of some kind would reveal a lot of variance, but would also
show a 'core set' of attributes/qualifications.

This might be a 'real-world' consensus, rather that an academic approach.

Would there be a separation of areas? Such as:

1) Hardware
2) Software
3) Tools (word processors, typesetting, graphics)
4) Instructions for using an Iron, sewing machine, welding torch
5) Aircraft documentation
6) Telephony
7) Tanks
8) Automotive

The possibilities are endless. But I am sure that a lot of the members of
this list may have been involved in 2 or more of these areas.

Plus, who would be the 'granting/awarding' authority for the certificate?
Would it be an industry council, a state certification, a national
organization, or what?

Food for thought.



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