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I've been hired into one or two companies with "info dev"
departments staffed with "information developers." One
of the first things I try to do is change the names back to
"technical publications" and "technical writer." If you're
embarressed to have a dept name and a job title that
doesn't clearly reflect your work, why pick a profession
in the first place?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2007 8:44 AM
Subject: RE: Writing test Fridays
Once upon a time, someone thought "technical writer" wasn't a
highfalutin enough title, so they came up with "technical communicator."
Now, they've decided that "design communicator" sounds even niftier.
I think we should have a contest to predict the next fake name for
"technical writer," before any company actually advertises for that
position. Whoever guesses right, wins!
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