RE: The Engineer's Iron Ring

Subject: RE: The Engineer's Iron Ring
From: "Rich, Charles" <crich -at- FSC -dot- Follett -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 08:45:58 -0500

My wife, who graduated from a Korean art college, wears a brass ring that
simply says "Fine Arts" across the knuckle. She says its pretty standard in
Korea for people to have rings stating their majors when they are in
college. I felt kind of cheated because I only have a piece of paper showing
what I did in college.

Anyway, long-story-short, since seeing my wife's ring I have bounced around
the idea of creating my own version; and why not, I like what I do. The only
problem is that "starving artist" doesn't exactly fit on a ring, nor does
Humanities, Technical Writer, or Word Smith. "Writer" is a bit vague, and
boring in my view. "Bard" is a bit pretentious, don't you think? Further, I
work professionally as a technical writer, but see that merely as a way to
pay the bills, while on my own time I actually write creatively. To cap it
all off, I am a true Gemini, and couldn't choose just one word to describe
what I do to save my life. Hmmm, perhaps instead of a ring I'll create a
badge with all of these words on it, Yeah! That's it, I'll . . .

Charles T. Rich
Technical Writer
Product Development
Follett Software Company

-----Original Message-----
From: Teri A. Ward [mailto:taw0200 -at- eeidf002 -dot- ca -dot- boeing -dot- com]

I wonder if there might be something along
these lines that we could wear to identify
ourselves as technical writers?


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