Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken

Subject: Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken
From: "Rob Hudson" <caveatrob -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 15:37:39 -0400

I'm called a "Solution Developer," though my title is more accurately
stated as "Proposal Manager," which includes research, compiling,
managing, and writing proposals. The manager isn't so much "managing"
staff as overseeing the work process for a project. Do we need to
inject the term "manager" into "Technical Communicator'?

I'd sooner dumb my title down so people understand it rather than make
it a secret key to an elaborate description of my profession.
"Technical Communicator" is likely to be one of those misunderstood
titles to lay people.

On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 3:26 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> I don't think there's necessarily anything wrong with people
> in the profession having the discussion within it. The danger
> is that people outside the profession will overhear it, because
> it's the sort of thing that gives them the impression that we're
> all Tina the Tech Writer.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
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>>I don't see anything wrong with having a profession of Technical
>> Communication and the practitioners within it calling themselves
>> anything they like, from technical communicator, technical illustrator,
>> web developer, information developer, and documentation specialist, to
>> information officer, usability guru, documentalist, performance support
>> evangelist, or even typer. :-) If it gets you hired, and paid, it ain't
>> wrong.
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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: Dan Goldstein
RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: David Hailey
Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: David Hailey
Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Collin Turner
Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Bill Swallow
Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Beth Agnew
Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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