RE: What about Technical Writer vs Communicator?

Subject: RE: What about Technical Writer vs Communicator?
From: Paul Hanson <phanson -at- Quintrex -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2008 13:41:19 -0500

We were out a couple of weeks ago with some of the parents of kids in my daughter's 5th grade class.

One of the husbands asked me, "So what do you do for a living Paul?"

I replied, "I write the instructions for the users of the software my company creates so that the user knows how to do their job."

"Oh," he said with a smile, "You're a tech writer."

In my opinion, my title of "Technical Writer" is just fine. As far as that goes, you can call me anything you want, just don't call me late for dinner.

Paul Hanson
Technical Writer
RoboHelp ACE - http://www.adobe.com/support/forums/team_macromedia/robohelp.html
Quintrex Data Systems http://www.quintrex.com
email: phanson at quintrex.com

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Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 1:31 PM
To: Hemstreet, Deborah; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: What about Technical Writer vs Communicator?


Deborah says:
"When I was working overseas, I fought long and hard to have my job title changed from writer to 'COMMUNICATOR'."
<snip>
I agree that we should always be technical communicators first, and we should press for that job title and abandon "technical writer."
<snip>

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References:
What about Technical Writer vs Communicator?: From: Hemstreet, Deborah
RE: What about Technical Writer vs Communicator?: From: David Hailey

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