Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken

Subject: Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken
From: Beth Agnew <Beth -dot- Agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 08 May 2008 08:58:16 -0400

When you're working with Software Developers, having the title of
Information Developer puts you on a par with them, salarywise as well as
professionally. It's less about inferiority and more about establishing
in the minds of your colleagues and especially management that what you
do with information is equally as important and complex as what software
developers do with code. Like it or not, status within organizations is
crucial to getting one's goals accomplished. While there are companies
that are enlightened enough to know the true value of their technical
writers, that is not always the case.
--Beth

>Gene wrote:
>
>
>
>>My first thought when I hear of technical
>>writers trying to get their titles changed to
>>"technical communicator," "information
>>developer," etc., is that it must be a terrible
>>thing to be working in a place where being
>>called a writer causes one to develop such
>>an inferiority complex.
>>
>>

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