RE: Define technical communicator's job

Subject: RE: Define technical communicator's job
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: "'techwr-l List'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 19:45:39 -0400

Yes, that's exactly how I see it.


Bonnie Granat
http://www.GranatEdit.com


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> To: 'Sean Brierley'; 'techwr-l List'
> Subject: RE: Define technical communicator's job
>
> My argument is that "technical communicator" is not a job or a title.
> Technical communication is a field that comprises many jobs
> and titles, but "technical communicator" cannot replace any
> title in the field of technical communication. A person in
> the field may do many jobs, but having one job in the field
> does not mean that a person in the field will automatically
> be able to perform another job. Technical writers who
> "create and illustrations (and CAD) as part of their jobs"
> are not graphics designers because they are technical
> writers. They are capable of performing two distinct jobs
> within the field of technical communication.
>
> Technical communication is communication of technical subject
> matter to general or specific audiences using any variety of
> graphics, publication, or media tools. A technical
> communicator is a person performing any job or holding any
> title within the field of technical communication.
>


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References:
RE: Define technical communicator's job: From: Sean Brierley
RE: Define technical communicator's job: From: Lauren

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