Re: Help with job titles, pleaes

Subject: Re: Help with job titles, pleaes
From: jlshaeffer -at- aol -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 14:10:31 -0500

Take a look at this post in the archives (and the discussion around it).

Bonnie Granat's description of the classical view of the field of technical writing is dead on.

Jim Shaeffer

-----Original Message-----
From: Evelyn Lee Barney <evbarney -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 1:19 pm
Subject: Help with job titles, pleaes

I am in the midst of writing a grant proposal for further training in
the technical communication field. Since the people reading the grant
are most familiar with the very old definition of "technical writer"
from the DOL:

/"Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or /

/operating and maintenance instructions. May assist in layout work."/

I've been asked to research and write a description of the field as it
actually is, including the technical and design skills often required.


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