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Subject:Re: 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 16:11:01 -0600 (CST)
That's what I thought too until I saw the salary ranges.
>From: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
>The previous definition that was posted read: "Information architects
>seem to do equal parts technical writer, business analyst, and GUI (Web)
>developer." The latter two skills aren't required for Hackos'
>This is starting to remind me of the "technical communicator" definition
>-- or rather, the blind men and the elephant.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Chris Vickery
>> Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 12:51 PM
>> To: Jim Barrow; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> Subject: RE: Information Architect
>> An Information Architect is necessary (at least, that's
>> what JoAnn Hackos says) for a company implementing a
>> structured scheme like DITA. The information architect
>> is generally separate from the actual writers, and
>> performs more planning tasks: How to divvy up existing
>> info into topics, what deliverables should be made
>> from single-sourced content, CMS scheme, etc.
>> I think a tech writer could move into such a role with
>> ease. Heck, I do it for my company now, and it's not
>> on my business card.
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