Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken

Subject: Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 15:34:51 -0700

Even if the whole world knows exactly what tech writers do and thinks
it's the most important job anyone could ever have, those folks who
will be content to just quietly do what their job descriptions say and
hope others will recognize their contributions because they're "not
as gregarious, politic or downright bold as might be needed" to
establish their credibility as individuals within the job are always
going to be at a disadvantage compared to those who are.
Dangerfieldism is something of a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Gene Kim-Eng



----- Original Message -----
From: "Beth Agnew" <Beth -dot- Agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca>
> It's not the Dangerfield plaint but the original core issue that our
> Society does so little in the way of raising public awareness about who
> we are and what we do, that it falls to each of us individually to
> establish our credibility and often our job description in whatever
> organization or situation in which we're employed. I've never had a
> problem doing so, but there are techwriters who are not as gregarious,
> politic or downright bold as might be needed to do that.
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References:
Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Michael West
Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Beth Agnew
Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Bill Swallow
Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Beth Agnew

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