Added by Geoff Sauer on May 22, 2010.
Average rating: 3.00/5.00 (n=2, std dev: 1.41)

Personally, I’d rather see it done as a series of courses and tests covering major areas of the profession. Basing it on a portfolio immediately cuts out a large portion of the writing community who produce proprietary material. Most writers would probably be better off pursuing an advanced degree like an MA from a university that offers a technical communication program.
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Ray Gallon Certification Matters
Our profession is very special. A lot of us - even most of us - come from outside technical or engineering areas, especially from humanities backgrounds. Call us humanistic nerds. This is precisely our value, but it is hard to make that understood by managers who tend to see things with blinders on. For that reason, I think a certification programme can help win status and recognition, especially for technical communicators in early stages of their careers.

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