RE: Occupational title for discussion: Technical Content Developer

Subject: RE: Occupational title for discussion: Technical Content Developer
From: "Latella, Vincent" <VINCENT -dot- LATELLA -at- saic -dot- com>
To: <cardimon720 -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "techwrl" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 14:26:16 -0500

Actually, I like the sound of "technical content developer" better than
"technical writer."

One COULD however, argue that the term "content" is a bit ambiguous, or
that the term "developer" could throw people off.




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Behalf Of Craig Cardimon
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 2:09 PM
To: techwrl
Subject: Occupational title for discussion: Technical Content Developer

How do you all feel about "Content Developer" or "Technical Content
Developer?"

If the question, "What's that?" arises, as I'm sure it will, you could
say, "I develop content for [insert your own stuff here]." Manuals, user
guides, technical presentations, instructional videos, web sites,
what-have-you.

I took "writer" out of the equation. Why? Many assume everyone can
write. "Gee, I wrote a grocery list today. That makes me a writer."

Also, many equate communication with writing, but not so with content
development.

Just a thought.

Craig




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