Re: Certification

Subject: Re: Certification
From: "Scott, Vester" <vscott -at- RPSPO1 -dot- ATLANTAGA -dot- ATTGIS -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 1995 12:07:00 PDT

It's called a typo, Bill -- a reflection of my typing skills rather than my
spelling skills.
I am, however, embarrassed about it.
Thanks for pointing it out.
From: bledsobl
To: Scott, Vester
Cc: Multiple recipients of list TECHWR-L
Subject: Re: Certification
Date: Wednesday, July 12, 1995 9:18AM


You know the flushing sound that you're hearing, that's the sound of your
point going down the drain. The source: MISSPELLING THE WORD GRAMMAR!!!!

If this is certification, I want none of it!! :>(

Now.... I feel better.....

Bill Bledsoe
Technical Writer who wondered into the profession from the PGA of America
AGE Systems

* Bill's opinions are Bill's, not Ben's or anybody elses! *

On Wed, 12 Jul 1995, Scott, Vester wrote:

> I love it.
> Further to that: in my experience, many (but certainly not all) Technical
> "writers" who are not degreed in the profession, and/or who simply drifted
> into it from some other profession, are lousy writers who do not
> the basic precepts of grammer, syntax, punctuation, style . . .you name
> They embarrass the profession and the companies they work for and take up
> job slots for which qualified professionals are hungry and deserving. I'm
> for certification, if for no other reason than to keep the bar raised high
> enough to filter these rascals out. There, I've said it and I feel much
> better.
> -Vester
> ----------
> From: 75120.2156
> To: Multiple recipients of list TECHWR-L
> Subject: Certification
> Date: Tuesday, July 11, 1995 3:51PM

> Richard Dimock defensively contends that
> certification already exists in the form of
> a college degree and chastises those who
> are interested in other forms of certification
> not to "drag others who are already producing
> just fine, thank you, into the program with you."

> Well, defensively or a devil's advocate I had to
> respond.

> I work for an environmental consulting firm with
> lots of engineers and geologists. Most of them have
> degrees and experience, but addition to degrees as
> lofty as PhD and many years of experience, most
> of these folks have other initials tagged to the end
> of their names: E.I.--Engineer Intern; P.E.--Professional
> Engineer; R.G.--Registered Geologist; and
> P.G.--Professional Geologist.

> This is why I've chosen to pursue a certification: the people
> with initials like other people with initials. It adds credibility
> in the eyes of my coworkers. I don't pretend that it's a panacea.
> I don't think it's going to give me skills I don't already have.
> It's just another hoop to jump through on they way up, and
> I'm not dragging anyone with me--it makes it harder to jump high.

> Robyn L. Brewer
> Secretary
> Arkansas Chapter of STC

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