Information Architect

Subject: Information Architect
From: Jim Barrow <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 09:19:24 -0600 (CST)

Good Morning All,

There have been discussions here in the past that dealt with other areas that are open to tech writers who want to move up/on/out, etc. I think about this often as I try to couple my retirement plans with where I am now in my career.

This is what I was doing the other day when I received a phone call from a recruiter. She stated that she had an exciting opportunity for an information architect.

An info whatsy?

Seriously, I don't think I had ever heard of that title outside of being creative on my business card. But, lo and behold, it's a real job category.

When I asked the recruiter to describe the duties and responsibilities associated with the job I was surprised - they matched what I am currently doing at my present job. When she mentioned the pay rate, I fell over - it was 30% more than what I am getting now.

>From what I've researched - and this is where I'd like your opinion and feedback - information architects seem to do equal parts technical writer, business analyst and GUI (Web) developer. Granted, the job descriptions I found on various job boards varied greatly, but no more so than a "financial" tech writer, or a "medical industry" tech writer.

Has anyone here worked as or with an information architect? Is my assessment of the job title accurate? Is this something that technical writers could move into without too much of a learning curve?

- Jim

Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or
printed documentation. Features include support for Windows Vista & 2007
Microsoft Office, team authoring, plus more.

True single source, conditional content, PDF export, modular help.
Help & Manual is the most powerful authoring tool for technical
documentation. Boost your productivity!

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit

To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.


Previous by Author: Re: Framemaker and RoboHelp
Next by Author: Re: Information Architect
Previous by Thread: Article - "My Time in the Indexing Trade: Memories of an Ancient Kingdom"
Next by Thread: RE: Information Architect

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads