job title nomenclature on biz cards

Subject: job title nomenclature on biz cards
From: "diotima" <diotima -at- myway -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 01:20:46 -0400 (EDT)


i'm designing some business cards for myself as a technical editor and technical writer, and i find myself pondering the job titles we are given or give ourselves and the impressions these titles make on clients, employers, and recruiters. specifically, for those of us who function both as writers and editors, i'm curious if anyone has any thoughts on how this is best presented on a business card. for example:

technical writer/editor

technical editor/writer

technical editor, technical writer

technical editor (writer being presumed?)

do you think clients and employers have strong preconceptions associated with "editor" and "writer"? for instance, that editors just mark up documents while writers actually do the work? is it commonly assumed that editors are also writers, or do editors find they need to state this? any thoughts? does it matter?


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