RE: Tech Writer/Documentation Specialist

Subject: RE: Tech Writer/Documentation Specialist
From: MList -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 12:16:09 -0400

Robert Plamondon [mailto:robert -at- plamondon -dot- com] suggested:

> In our profession, we have one of the most powerful,
> romantic, appealing job
> titles at our disposal, but we insist on hiding our light
> under a bushel.
> These titles are "Writer" and "Editor." Both command
> tremendous respect.
> As many people have mentioned, no one outside the tech pubs
> biz knows what a
> "Documentation Specialist" is, and even we don't agree.
> Similarly, many
> people inside the high-tech industry are confused about what
> a "Tech Writer"
> is. But pare it down to "Writer," and people become very respectful.

Is that respectful like when you call yourself an "actor", and
people either wonder whether you're really a taxi-driver or a waiter,
or don't have to wonder, because you are standing beside their
table with a menu. . .?



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