RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken

Subject: RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken
From: "Michael West" <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 22:46:44 +1000

From: "Cardimon, Craig"

> I'm not doing the labeling. The people I asked did.
> Technical Writer wasn't denigrated. The word "Communicator"
> is, however, confusing to people. "What do you mean? Oh, you
> mean a writer. Well, say it, then." I'm sticking with Writer.

Yes, if you mean writer, say it. And if you mean communicator, say it.
Because many write but few communicate.

Those who are "confused" by "communicator" can be educated. Those who think
writing and communicating are the same thing probably cannot.

--
Mike West
Technical Communicator (and what have you)



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