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    Re: [Comma] To be a qualified technical writer, requires you to be trained.

    Sadly, that's good enough for many.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: [Comma] To be a qualified technical writer, requires you to be trained.

    The even sadder thing is that they don't know or care what makes it bad, and that they can make money from it anyway..

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    Re: [Comma] To be a qualified technical writer, requires you to be trained.

    Take comfort in knowing that they probably aren't making much or any money from it.

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    Re: [Comma] To be a qualified technical writer, requires you to be trained.

    Maybe they can just hire the companies that provide the ghost-written IELTS essays for them students who won't pass it any other way.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: [Comma] To be a qualified technical writer, requires you to be trained.

    "To be a qualified technical writer, requires you to be trained."
    With or without the comma, that is a horrible sentence.

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    Re: [Comma] To be a qualified technical writer, requires you to be trained.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "To be a qualified technical writer, requires you to be trained."
    With or without the comma, that is a horrible sentence.
    I agree entirely.

    To be a qualified technical writer, you must be trained.
    To be a qualified technical writer, it's important to be trained.
    To be a qualified technical writer, it's vital that you are trained.

    Being a qualified technical writer requires you to be trained.
    A job as a qualified technical writer requires you to be trained.

    With the last two, I would say that I much prefer "requires that you be trained".

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