Re: FW: "not technical enough"

Subject: Re: FW: "not technical enough"
From: Marilynne Smith <marilyns -at- qualcomm -dot- com>
To: "Evans, Amy M." <AEvans -at- wcom -dot- net>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000 17:26:16 -0700

Get an advanced degree in English if it appeals to you. However, I would spend my time getting background on the areas you want to write about, for example the Information Technology/Computer Information Science. It will put you a few steps in front of the crowd.


At 07:47 AM 7/26/00, Evans, Amy M. wrote:

Hey Everyone!

This is kinda related . . . but kinda not! Either way, this is my question:
I am a Technical Writer with two years Tech Writing experience. I graduated
from OSU 2 years ago, with a major in English. I am looking to further my
education; however, I am not sure what path to take!

Do I go back to school to get a degree in Technical Communications, or do I
go back to get an Information Technology/Computer Information Science
degree? Is it more important to have more knowledge in writing than
computers? (I am in the computer industry!) In our field, is it even
necessary to have a Masters degree? Or should I just pick up a couple of
classes to stay on top or technology?

What do you think??

Amy Michelle Evans
Technical Writer
UUNET, A WorldCom Company

~!~ ~!~ ~!~ ~!~ ~!~ ~!~ ~!~
Marilynne Smith
Sr. Technical Writer
marilyns -at- qualcomm -dot- com
(858) 651-6664

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