RE: Define technical communicator's job

Subject: RE: Define technical communicator's job
From: "Sean Brierley" <sbrierley -at- Accu-Time -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l List" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 17:21:58 -0400

That's an interesting approach. I have two suggestions:

1) If you don't like this one or the previous one, suggest a change.
Revise it. Submit the changes. It's easy to cast stones. Use your skillz
as a tech writer and hone the message.

2) Believe it or not, some technical writers create and illustrations
(and CAD) as part of their jobs. Thus, the definition I provide does not
say "a graphic illustrator and a technical writer are both technical
communicators" nor does it claim the jobs are interchangeable, but my
definition does say that the communication a technical communicator
creates "can include" illustrations. Some technical documents use
pictures as much or more than words (Ikea, Lego).

Cheers,

Sean

___________
Sean Brierley
Technical Writer
www.accu-time.com



-----Original Message-----
From: Lauren [mailto:lauren -at- writeco -dot- net]
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 5:08 PM
To: Sean Brierley; 'techwr-l List'
Subject: RE: Define technical communicator's job


Wonderful! But according to that definition, a graphic illustrator and
a technical writer are both technical communicators, although the two
jobs are not interchangeable. So the title Technical Communicator would
not replace any other title. Also, your description of a technical
communicator does not include all roles found in technical
communication.

Lauren

> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+lauren=writeco -dot- net -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lauren=writeco -dot- net -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> ] On Behalf Of Sean Brierley
> Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 1:28 PM
> To: techwr-l List
> Subject: RE: Define technical communicator's job
>
> A technical communicator creates communication that is clear, concise,

> comprehensive, accurate, correct, accessible, accurate, and
> professional, using a variety of methods, tools, and technologies,
> that can include writing, illustration, photography, video, and
> sound, for a
> variety of static and dynamic deliverables, including print media and
> online media.
>
> What about that?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Sean
>

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