RE: How many technical writers wear different hats?

Subject: RE: How many technical writers wear different hats?
From: "James Barrow" <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 12:00:35 -0800

>Susan Hogarth wrote:
>>James Barrow wrote:
>>If you saw my resume you'd think I was schizophrenic. For every employer
>>that I've worked for, I've had dual titles: Tech Writer/Functional
>>Analyst, Tech Writer/Project Manager, etc.
>You might ... unless you actually had an idea what schizophrenia *is*, and
>it ain't the same as multiple personality disorder.

Hey! What are you, a professional heckler? :^)

The word schizophrenic works in this case:

Schizophrenia (from the Greek word meaning "split mind") is a psychiatric
diagnosis that describes a mental disorder characterized by impairments in
the perception or expression of reality and by significant social or
occupational dysfunction. A person experiencing schizophrenia is typically
characterized as demonstrating disorganized thinking, and as experiencing
delusions or auditory hallucinations.

See, I was picturing myself arriving at work saying (with a wide grin), "I'm
a tech writer, I'm a project manager, I'm the CEO!"

>NOW, if your resume said that demons told you to execute your last boss,
>*then* I might think you were schizophrenic!!!

What do you know about this!? I was in Albuquerque! That's my alibi and
I'm sticking with it.

- Jim


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