RE: What do you guys think of STC's new definition for technicalwriter?

Subject: RE: What do you guys think of STC's new definition for technicalwriter?
From: "Sean Brierley" <sbrierley -at- Accu-Time -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 11:12:54 -0400

I've never worked with people who were unable to understand the term,
"technical communicator." I've worked at places that used "technical
communicator," "technical writer," "technical author," and "technical
publications specialist."

Cheers,

Sean

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On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 11:07 AM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
wrote:
> I've tried the "technical communicator" thing out on people. I get a
> look I can best describe as mental constipation.
>
> Then they say "What?" or I relieve them of their mental burden, and
> say, shrugging, "technical writer."

Where I work, "technical communicator" and "technical writer" are used
interchangeably by people outside my group (engineers, etc.). No
confusion.

Context is everything, I guess.
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