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Can any technical writers out there help me with this question?

My degree is in English (BA) and most of my experience is in either print journalism or as an English teacher. I have better than average writing and grammar skills but I have no experience with computer programs like Visio and Framemaker. If I were to simply learn these programs on my own, or by taking a class, would I be able to get a job as a technical writer somewhere (NY) or would I need to get an actual degree or certification is technical writing. Any guidance or advice would be helpful. Thank you.

Asked By: Umokay - 11/16/2007
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A certification would help, an internship would be far better... More
Answered By: david_carringtonjr - 11/16/2007
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I wouldn't overlook the value of actually taking a technical writing class. As for the rest, I don't have any advice to offer, except Visio isn't hard to learn and you can probably download a trial from Microsoft.com.
Answered By: easy_v_b - 11/16/2007
 
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