Re: Senior Tech Writer classification

Subject: Re: Senior Tech Writer classification
From: kcbillb2 <kcbillb2 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: beelia -at- pacbell -dot- net
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 16:06:39 -0500

That's it exactly!

If you as a techwriter can't do your own research and learn as much as
you can about the subject matter before you start asking questions, you
aren't a good techwriter...

Or any kind of techwriter at all...If you can't or aren't willing to to
that, please get out of the field...

(Sorry, currently unemployed, looking for a job and am quite tired of
running into the perception, fueled by useless "tech writers" who have
run down the pay scale for those of us who are professionals.)

beelia wrote:
> There's no way a title can change perception (for more than 10 minutes,
> anyway) if there's nothing backing it up. If you haven't done your
> background research before interviewing an SME, you insist on asking stupid
> or repetitive questions, and you try to get them to do your work for you,
> you're going to get "dissed", and rightfully so.
> You have to prove yourself before you get respect - that will never change,
> and it shouldn't. A title change probably has minimal impact, but it can't
> hurt and it may help, as Deborah mentioned in her message.
> Bee

kcbillb2 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com


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