RE: Fear and Loathing at the Job Site

Subject: RE: Fear and Loathing at the Job Site
From: "Mark Baker" <mbaker -at- ca -dot- stilo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 May 2003 11:04:09 -0400

> I just ran across an ad for a "technical writer"
> in Colorado that offered - believe it - an hourly rate of $5.50.
> Sheesh.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Technical writer isn't a
profession, it's a job title.

If you can persuade some employer to give you that title to perform some
service, you are a technical writer. But you shouldn't expect that because
you have held that tile in one company that you are in any way qualified to
hold a position with a similar title in another company.

The specific requirements for technical writers are highly varied and often
high specific. It is absurd to believe that any one person could be
qualified for all "technical writer" jobs, or that any one person is
unqualified for all of them.

Mark Baker
Senior Technical Writer
Stilo Corporation
1900 City Park Drive, Suite 504 , Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1J 1A3
Phone: 613-745-4242, Fax: 613-745-5560
Email mbaker -at- ca -dot- stilo -dot- com

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