Re: Career path

Subject: Re: Career path
From: Tuples -at- aol -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 19:06:52 EDT


In a message dated 7/31/02 1:13:27 PM Mountain Standard Time,
stevenabrown -at- yahoo -dot- com writes:

> Don't get hung up on job titles. Until Everyone (with
> a capital E) agrees on the standard responsibilities
> of an "Information Architect" or "Communication
> Specialist" or "Senior Documentation Specialist,"
> we're all still technical writers. (Not that that's a
> bad thing!)


AND, I might point out that Technical Writers write other than software and
computer related materials. I get the feeling from this group that some think
otherwise.

Writing about dies for making wire, maintenance of pumps, instruction manuals
for motorcycle assembly and other seemingly mundane topics are also things
technical writers write about.

As a freelancer, I can tell you that the technical writing most people here
seem to do is a very small part of the technical writing whole.

Bob


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