Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken

Subject: Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Beth Agnew" <Beth -dot- Agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 17:01:59 -0400

And that's the trick right there: getting hired and paid.

The proposal (or active effort) is to change the labor books to read
technical communicator instead of technical writer. It's all fine and
good to change a profession, but the consequences of an isolated
change need to be weighed.

Personally, call me whatever you like (and some people use some rather
colorful terms), I'll be tailoring my "title" to whatever it is you're
looking for, if it interests me.

On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 2:24 PM, Beth Agnew <Beth -dot- Agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca> wrote:
> 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.
> --Beth

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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

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