RE: Technical Writer or Documentation Writer?

Subject: RE: Technical Writer or Documentation Writer?
From: "Hickling, Lisa (TOR)" <lhickling -at- Express-Scripts -dot- com>
To: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>, "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 14:27:58 -0500

Yeah, Lauren, I guess some clueless person might have made us feel like
Alice at some time or other. It can't be helped. Cluelessness has its
own job description these days in some organizations. But I won't be the
one to encourage the situation by calling myself a Documentation Writer.

Don't do it Craig :-|


-----Original Message-----
From: Lauren [mailto:lauren -at- writeco -dot- net]
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 1:40 PM
To: Hickling, Lisa (TOR); 'Techwr-l'
Cc: 'Cardimon, Craig'
Subject: RE: Technical Writer or Documentation Writer?

Ohhh! That reminds me of the Dilbert cartoon. Alice is typing away and
think it's Wally who walks by and says something to the effect, "You're
technical writer, right? Isn't that just a word processor?" Alice
feverishly picks up the pace of her typing and scowls at her monitor.

Yeah, no, I'm definitely not a documentation writer; not if it's going
to be
associated with being a word processor. I remember when the job title
"Desktop Publisher" got a little popularity. It pretty much stood for
anyone that could use Microsoft Office to produce a document or
with graphics.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+lauren=writeco -dot- net -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lauren=writeco -dot- net -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> ] On Behalf Of Hickling, Lisa (TOR)
> Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 10:26 AM
> To: Techwr-l
> Cc: Cardimon, Craig
> Subject: RE: Technical Writer or Documentation Writer?
> Everyone who's been introduced to word processing is a "Documentation
> Writer" of sorts. Are you sure that's what you want your
> coworkers to be
> nodding to?
> Lisa
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cardimon, Craig
> Coworkers might not know what a "technical writer" does, but they all
> nod when they hear the word "documentation writer."

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