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I have a degree in history, and it hasn't hindered me in any way. I did a
technical writing co-op job while in school, so when I graduated I had some
experience already, so that probably helped me get the job I did when I got
out of school. But no one's ever blinked when I've told them I have a
From: Melanie Burrett [mailto:wirren -at- golden -dot- net]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2000 7:44 AM
Hello(: Very recent lurker here. I have a few questions
to pose to the list in general.
I'm trying to get into the field of technical writing. I
am one credit from finishing my B.A., and I have been
taking computer courses at my local Community College
(UNIX, HTML, programming stuff). Will having a B.A. in
Classics hinder me in any way? I've been looking at job
adds and what I've seen is 'technical writing or
english'. Would a recruiter consider Classics to be
equivalent to a degree in english? Personally, I would
consider it to be *more* relevant considering a large
part of the degree focuses on archaeology, which places
a heavy emphasis on report writing...(I'm blathering a
bit, but I just woke up:)
On another note... I just bought a book to teach myself
FrameMaker and XML. Does it matter *where* I acquire