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I was promoted at my last company from Technical Writer to
Communications Director when my boss noticed that my duties encompassed
far more than tech writing. The promotion was a pleasant and welcome
acknowledgement of my hard work, but it involved no changes in
hierarchy, salary, etc.
Today I'm a Quality Assurance Manager at the company that acquired that
previous one, and my duties are broader than those of Communications
Director. But I'm not bragging - my story is pretty common among
Whirlers. Check the archives...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Hudson
> Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 2:50 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: STC is broken
> >>The technical communicator who understands the entire collection of
> fields related to corporate communication and who stays abreast of
> >>innovations in the profession can become communications director.
> I'd love to hear examples of people who have done just that.
> What were their backgrounds? What were their career paths?
> What type of education did they have?
> In my narrow world view, I seldom see technical communicators rise to
> such heights. I am very interested to hear of people who have actually
> done so.
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