RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken

Subject: RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 08:36:43 -0400

Maybe we shouldn't label the Technical Communicators' chosen title
"stuffy and pretentious."

That way, those of us who are Technical Writers won't have our own title
similarly put down.

And here's a research paper suggestion for you academicians: Are there
more Technical Writers than Technical Communicators on the TECHWR-L
list, and vice versa for the TechCommPros list?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cardimon, Craig
> Sent: Monday, May 12, 2008 8:17 AM
> To: ; Gene Kim-Eng
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken
>
> 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.
>

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References:
RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: fritillary
RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Cardimon, Craig

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