RE: More title questions

Subject: RE: More title questions
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: "'Cardimon, Craig'" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>, "'Techwr-l'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 13:03:17 -0800

> From: Cardimon, Craig

> Would you say "technical writer and editor," "technical writer &
> editor," "technical writer-editor," or "technical writer/editor?"
> How do you describe yourself?

I wouldn't use an ampersand, unless is a part of a formal name or title.

"Technical writer and editor" suggests to me that the "editor" is a general
rather than technical editor. Also, I don't like to use "and" in my job
descriptions because I want to minimize words.

"Writer-editor" suggests to me another role that is neither writer nor
editor, so I wouldn't use it.

I have used "technical writer/editor" because it implies "technical writer
and technical editor." I use a slash to combine other job descriptions as
well. Generally, I use combined job desriptions when both jobs enhance my
marketability for a particular job. I don't think that adding editor
responsibilities to a job that specifically requires writing, like a staff
writer, because I think that an employer looking for a writer would want
somebody to focus on writing and not look for a broader position. I do add
it to résumés for positions that require somebody who can handle multiple
jobs and both writer and editor enhance my marketability for the particular



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