As many of you know, I’m on the lookout for a new job, as my present one in the accounting firm of a large construction firm building light rail in my community is ending. So I’m looking at everything right now. One of the jobs mailed to me by one of those job search deals was for a writer/editor for the Department of the Interior. They want someone who had some experience with gathering data and certified payroll. It sounded right up my alley.
Except it didn’t.
The job posting required several years of graduate study. It didn’t specify in what. I am about 18 credits short of a Bachelors degree in accounting.
But I don’t believe that good writing requires graduate study per se. It requires a commitment; that goes without saying. It requires time and thought and a whole lot of reading. You can’t be a good writer without reading.
As for certified payroll, a child could do that if it were explained properly.
So I’m here to ask you—do you believe it takes a college degree to write? How about a high school degree? And what about that graduate study?