RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken

Subject: RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken
From: <fritillary -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>,"Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 17:10:00 -0500

I don't find anything wrong with "Technical Writer" either - in fact I think it has a nice "ring" to it. I'm proud when I reply to people who ask me what I do for a living. It usually sparks some questions and conversation along the lines of "what do you write about?" which "breaks the ice" if I'm talking to someone I don't know well.

That being said "Information Developer" sounded cool when I first read it, but upon reflection, it sounds contrived.

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From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
Subj: RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken
Date: Thu May 8, 2008 9:15 am
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To: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
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Gene Kim-Eng 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.

>



My response:





I LIKE having the title "Technical Writer." That's what I do. I write

with words and pictures.





You're going to stir up a firestorm with this, but I'm on your side.

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