RE: Technical writer survey: What should we really call ourselves?

Subject: RE: Technical writer survey: What should we really call ourselves?
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 14:04:23 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karen Field Carroll
> Sent: Monday, August 10, 2009 1:57 PM
> To: 'TechWr-L'
> Subject: RE: Technical writer survey: What should we really
> call ourselves?
>
> To me, calling ourselves things like "information
> developers," "information architects," or even the clunky
> "technical communicators" belies a fundamental principle of
> our profession: to make the complex simple.
> "Technical writer" is (at last) a term most non-tech writers
> "get," and the other terms just make us sound pretentious and
> desperate to be seen on equal footing with our IT cohorts,
> the developers, qa analysts, etc.
>

"On equal footing?" Hey, I'm a little insulted. :-)











































This message contains confidential information intended only for the use of the addressee(s). If you are not the addressee, or the person responsible for delivering it to the addressee, you are hereby notified that reading, disseminating, distributing, copying, electronic storing or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message by mistake, please notify us, by replying to the sender, and delete the original message immediately thereafter. Thank you.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Free Software Documentation Project Web Cast: Covers developing Table of
Contents, Context IDs, and Index, as well as Doc-To-Help
2009 tips, tricks, and best practices.
http://www.doctohelp.com/SuperPages/Webcasts/

Help & Manual 5: The complete help authoring tool for individual
authors and teams. Professional power, intuitive interface. Write
once, publish to 8 formats. Multi-user authoring and version control! http://www.helpandmanual.com/

---
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/archive%40web.techwr-l.com


To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.

Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:
http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/listinfo/techwr-l-chat


Follow-Ups:

References:
Technical writer survey: What should we really call ourselves?: From: Geoffrey Marnell
Re: Technical writer survey: What should we really call ourselves?: From: Wade Courtney
Re: Technical writer survey: What should we really call ourselves?: From: Dave C
Re: Technical writer survey: What should we really call ourselves?: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Technical writer survey: What should we really call ourselves?: From: Karen Field Carroll

Previous by Author: RE: mastery (was RE: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?
Next by Author: RE: Technical writer survey: What should we really call ourselves?
Previous by Thread: RE: Technical writer survey: What should we really call ourselves?
Next by Thread: Re: Technical writer survey: What should we really call ourselves?


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads