Re: Information Architect

Subject: Re: Information Architect
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 13:37:34 -0800

Well, there are some people who hear "engineer"
and think "Casey Jones."

Trying to respond to peoples' ignorance about what
"technical writer" means as opposed to "data entry
clerk" by inventing a new title is futile. Unless you
educate people about what you do, a few years
down the line people will hear "information
architect" or "technical communicator" and just
think "data entry clerk with delusions of grandeur."

Gene Kim-Eng

"Jim Barrow" <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote in message news:mailman -dot- 5 -dot- 1198247506 -dot- 2537 -dot- techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- -dot- -dot-
> Yes, and not necessarily. Most of the threads posted here have dealt with calling oneself a technical writer, which may lead some
> people to think that we are nothing more than data entry clerks, rather than skilled writers, analysts, GUI experts, etc. In
> trying to create a job title that encompasses the depth and breadth of what we do, Technical Communicator or Information Architect
> was suggested. In this thread I'm pointing out that IA has seemed to gain traction as someone who does the things we have been
> quietly doing all these years.


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