Re: Alternate Title to Tech Writer?

Subject: Re: Alternate Title to Tech Writer?
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2005 07:33:26 -0800 (PST)


> Since this is my first official gig as a tech writer, I don't
> really want to give it up. I'm worried that if I leave this
> company in a year and they've made my title "Documentation
> Specialist" other employers will not recognize what I
> actually did.
>
> What other titles can be used to replace Technical Writer and grab
> future employers attention? How would Documentation Project
> Manager
> fly?

I don't understand. They're gonna get their attention grabbed by what
you put in your resume. You can call yourself anything you want on
your resume...your previous employer doesn't have to sign off on your
resume.

The'll recogmnize what you did by what you do...not because your
title doesn't fit in exactly with their words

Are you concerned that when they are contacted for a reference, they
aren't going to know who you are because you aren't using the same
title as they are?

BTW...just curious..what problem does he have with the title?

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

"What do we want? More than
anybody else has."
Steve Ballmer

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