RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken

Subject: RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: <fritillary -at- gmail -dot- com>, "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 08:17:00 -0400

Me, too. I am much better with words than I am with numbers. Look at my
checkbook. Sheepish grin.

"Technical Communicator" sounds stuffy and pretentious to me. "Technical
Writer" sounds, well, right on the money to me.

I have always been told that sounding stuffy was the kiss of death. I
like being identified as a Technical Writer and identifying myself as a
Technical Writer. I enjoy it and I'm good at it.


Craig Cardimon
Technical Writer
Marketing Systems Group
ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: fritillary -at- gmail -dot- com [mailto:fritillary -at- gmail -dot- com]
> Sent: Friday, May 09, 2008 6:10 PM
> To: Cardimon, Craig; Gene Kim-Eng
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken
>
> 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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